Assessment of very high-temperature reactors in process applications

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

An overview is presented of the technical and economic feasibility for the development of a very high-temperature reactor (VHTR) and associated processes. A critical evaluation of VHTR technology for process temperatures of 1400 and 2000/sup 0/F is made. Additionally, an assessment of potential market impact is made to determine the commercial viability of the reactor system. It is concluded that VHTR process heat in the range of 1400 to 1500/sup 0/F is attainable with near-term technology. However, process heat in excess of 1600/sup 0/F would require considerably more materials development. The potential for the VHTR could include a major contribution ... continued below

Physical Description

Pages: 152

Creation Information

Spiewak, I.; Jones, J. E. Jr.; Gambill, W. R. & Fox, E. C. November 1, 1976.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

An overview is presented of the technical and economic feasibility for the development of a very high-temperature reactor (VHTR) and associated processes. A critical evaluation of VHTR technology for process temperatures of 1400 and 2000/sup 0/F is made. Additionally, an assessment of potential market impact is made to determine the commercial viability of the reactor system. It is concluded that VHTR process heat in the range of 1400 to 1500/sup 0/F is attainable with near-term technology. However, process heat in excess of 1600/sup 0/F would require considerably more materials development. The potential for the VHTR could include a major contribution to synthetic fuel, hydrogen, steel, and fertilizer production and to systems for transport and storage of high-temperature heat. A recommended development program including projected costs is presented.

Physical Description

Pages: 152

Notes

Dep. NTIS

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-5242
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/7335105 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7335105
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1447518

Collections

This report is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • November 1, 1976

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Feb. 10, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Feb. 26, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 1
Total Uses: 1

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

Spiewak, I.; Jones, J. E. Jr.; Gambill, W. R. & Fox, E. C. Assessment of very high-temperature reactors in process applications, report, November 1, 1976; Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1447518/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.