Investigation of different thermodynamic cycles for Nuclear Power Plants
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11

Presented at:
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2013 June 11
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Conference Session

Alexey Dragunov (UOIT)
Eugene Saltanov (UOIT)
Andrew Higgins (UOIT)
Igor Pioro (UOIT)


Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) play major role in todayÕs electricity production. There are different types of power-conversion sides for NPPs. Most of them are based on the Rankine cycle. In this paper steam-cycle arrangements for CANDU, Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) and Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) are investigated and compared. Thermodynamic layouts, T-s diagrams and thermodynamic efficiencies of corresponding cycles are investigated and presented.

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