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Gas Turbine Energy Conversion Systems for Nuclear Power Plants Applicable to LiFTR Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor TechnologyThis panel plans to cover thermal energy and electric power production issues facing our nation and the world over the next decades, with relevant technologies ranging from near term to mid-and far term.Although the main focus will be on ground based plants to provide baseload electric power, energy conversion systems (ECS) for space are also included, with solar- or nuclear energy sources for output power levels ranging tens of Watts to kilo-Watts for unmanned spacecraft, and eventual mega-Watts for lunar outposts and planetary surface colonies. Implications of these technologies on future terrestrial energy systems, combined with advanced fracking, are touched upon.Thorium based reactors, and nuclear fusion along with suitable gas turbine energy conversion systems (ECS) will also be considered by the panelists. The characteristics of the above mentioned ECS will be described, both in terms of their overall energy utilization effectiveness and also with regard to climactic effects due to exhaust emissions.
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Document Type
Juhasz, Albert J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
November 26, 2014
Publication Date
July 28, 2014
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Engineering (General)
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Propulsion & Energy Forum 2014(Cleveland, Ohio)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 279585.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Energy Conversion
Thermal Energy
Electric Generators
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