DESIGN STUDY OF PORTABLE THERMOELECTRIC NUCLEAR SYSTEMS

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Design studies were performed and costs were estimated for an air transportable, 10 Mw(t), pressurized light water thermal circulation reactor, combined with a direct conversion thermoelectric generator and static electrical inversion equipment. This TCR-TE'' concept appears to have potential for ultimate use as a remote unmanned power station. Based on an extrapolation of present reactor technology and on assumed thermoelectric materials properties forecasted to January 1, 1963, a net a-c electrical output of 315 Kw is estimated, assuming the use of 80 deg F local water for cooling purposes. An alternate concept using 80 deg F air for cooling produces ... continued below

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Chajson, L.; DelCampo, A.R. & Kellogg, H.B. et al July 1, 1961.

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Design studies were performed and costs were estimated for an air transportable, 10 Mw(t), pressurized light water thermal circulation reactor, combined with a direct conversion thermoelectric generator and static electrical inversion equipment. This TCR-TE'' concept appears to have potential for ultimate use as a remote unmanned power station. Based on an extrapolation of present reactor technology and on assumed thermoelectric materials properties forecasted to January 1, 1963, a net a-c electrical output of 315 Kw is estimated, assuming the use of 80 deg F local water for cooling purposes. An alternate concept using 80 deg F air for cooling produces 271 Kw, net. These electrical output figures can be improved significantly through a recommended research and development effort. The design and construction of a prototype plant is also recommended. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64

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  • Report No.: WCAP-1818(Vol.I)(Del.)
  • Grant Number: AT(30-1)-2176
  • DOI: 10.2172/4138225 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4138225
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867188

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Chajson, L.; DelCampo, A.R. & Kellogg, H.B. et al. DESIGN STUDY OF PORTABLE THERMOELECTRIC NUCLEAR SYSTEMS, report, July 1, 1961; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867188/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.