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Title:
SMALL, FAST NEUTRON SPECTRUM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WITH A LONG REFUELING INTERVAL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/142869
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Nuclear reactor systems and methods are described having many unique features tailored to address the special conditions and needs of emerging markets. The fast neutron spectrum nuclear reactor system may include a reactor having a reactor tank. A reactor core may be located within the reactor tank. The reactor core may include a fuel column of metal or cermet fuel using liquid sodium as a heat transfer medium. A pump may circulate the liquid sodium through a heat exchanger. The system may include a balance of plant with no nuclear safety function. The reactor may be modular, and may produce approximately 100 MWe.

Inventors:
WALTERS, Leon C. (5029 Gleneagles Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83401, US)
Application Number:
US2011/025455
Publication Date:
January 19, 2012
Filing Date:
February 18, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ADVANCED REACTOR CONCEPTS LLC (11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000Reston, Virginia, 20190, US)
WALTERS, Leon C. (5029 Gleneagles Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83401, US)
International Classes:
G21C3/32
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LASKOSKI, Matthew J. et al. (Patton Boggs LLP, 8484 Westpark Drive9th Floo, McLean Virginia, 22102, US)
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