Design-Development and Operation of the Experimental Boiling-Water Reactor (EBWR) Facility, 1955--1967

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The Experimental Boiling-Water Reactor (EBWR) was designed, built, and operated to provide experience and engineering data that would demonstrate the feasibility of the direct-cycle, boiling-water reactor and be applicable to improved, larger nuclear power stations; and was based on information obtained in the first test boiling-water reactors, the BORAX series. EBWR initially produced 20 MW(t), 5 MW(e); later modified and upgraded, as described and illustrated, it was operated at up to 100 MW(t). The facility fulfilled its primary mission - demonstrating the practicality of the direct-boiling concept - and, in fact, was the prototype of some of the first commercial … continued below

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Boing, L. E.; Wimunc, E. A. & Whittington, G. A. November 1990.

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  • Main Title: Design-Development and Operation of the Experimental Boiling-Water Reactor (EBWR) Facility, 1955--1967
  • Added Title: ANL (Series)
  • Added Title: Argonne National Laboratory Report ANL-91/13
  • Series Title: Argonne National Laboratory Reports

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The Experimental Boiling-Water Reactor (EBWR) was designed, built, and operated to provide experience and engineering data that would demonstrate the feasibility of the direct-cycle, boiling-water reactor and be applicable to improved, larger nuclear power stations; and was based on information obtained in the first test boiling-water reactors, the BORAX series. EBWR initially produced 20 MW(t), 5 MW(e); later modified and upgraded, as described and illustrated, it was operated at up to 100 MW(t). The facility fulfilled its primary mission - demonstrating the practicality of the direct-boiling concept - and, in fact, was the prototype of some of the first commercial plants and of reactor programs in some other countries. After successful completion of the Water-Cooled Reactor Program, EBWR was utilized in the joint Argonne-Hanford Plutonium Recycle Program to develop data for the utilization of plutonium as a fuel in light-water thermal systems. Final shutdown of the EBWR facility followed the termination of the latter program.

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  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.AT 7:22/ANL-91/13
  • Report No.: ANL-91/13
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-Eng-38
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc283040

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Boing, L. E.; Wimunc, E. A. & Whittington, G. A. Design-Development and Operation of the Experimental Boiling-Water Reactor (EBWR) Facility, 1955--1967, report, November 1990; Argonne, Illinois. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283040/: accessed May 27, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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