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High Efficiency Nuclear Power Plants using Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor TechnologyAn overall system analysis approach is used to propose potential conceptual designs of advanced terrestrial nuclear power plants based on Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) experience and utilizing Closed Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) thermal-to-electric energy conversion technology. In particular conceptual designs for an advanced 1 GWe power plant with turbine reheat and compressor intercooling at a 950 K turbine inlet temperature (TIT), as well as near term 100 MWe demonstration plants with TITS of 950 K and 1200 K are presented. Power plant performance data were obtained for TITS ranging from 650 to 1300 K by use of a Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) systems code which considered the interaction between major sub-systems, including the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR), heat source and heat sink heat exchangers, turbo -generator machinery, and an electric power generation and transmission system. Optional off-shore submarine installation of the power plant is a major consideration.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Juhasz, Albert J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rarick, Richard A.
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rangarajan, Rajmohan
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 2, 2009
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: 7th International Energy Conversion and Engineering Conference (IECEC 2009)
Location: Denver, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: August 2, 2009
End Date: August 5, 2009
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 138494.01.04.01
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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