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Operation and analysis of a supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle.
Sandia National Laboratories is investigating advanced Brayton cycles using supercritical working fluids for use with solar, nuclear or fossil heat sources. The focus of this work has been on the… Expand
Concept Design for a High Temperature Helium Brayton Cycle with Interstage Heating and Cooling
Advanced CSiC Composites for High-temperature Nuclear Heat Transport with Helium, Molten Salts, and Sulphur-iodine Thermochemical Hydrogen Process Fluids
This paper discusses the use of liquid-silicon-impregnated (LSI) carbon-carbon composites for the development of compact and inexpensive heat exchangers, piping, vessels and pumps capable of… Expand
Safety Related Physical Phenomena for Coupled High-Temperature Reactors and Hydrogen Production Facilities
High-temperature reactors are a potential low-carbon source of high-temperature heat for chemical plants—including hydrogen production plants and refineries. Unlike electricity, high temperature heat… Expand
An Integrated Laboratory-Scale Experiment on the Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Cycle for Hydrogen Production
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), General Atomics Corporation (GA) and the French Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA) have been conducting laboratory-scale experiments to investigate the… Expand
Description and Test Results from a Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle Development Program
The Supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle (S-CO2) can potentially offer more efficient and compact power conversion systems for advanced nuclear reactors, solar, or fossil fuel systems. The DOE Office of… Expand
Very High Efficiency Reactor (VHER) Concepts for Electrical Power Generation and Hydrogen Production
The goal of the Very High Efficiency Reactor study was to develop and analyze concepts for the next generation of nuclear power reactors. The next generation power reactor should be cost effective… Expand
Thermal Hydraulic Analyses for Coupling High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor to Hydrogen Plant
The US Department of Energy is investigating the use of high-temperature nuclear reactors to produce hydrogen using either thermochemical cycles or high-temperature electrolysis. Although the… Expand
Models for evaluation of energy technology and policy options to maximize low carbon source penetration in the United States energy supply.
An initial version of a Systems Dynamics (SD) modeling framework was developed for the analysis of a broad range of energy technology and policy questions. The specific question selected to… Expand
Experimental Investigation of Burnup Credit for Safe Transport, Storage, and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel
This report describes criticality benchmark experiments containing rhodium that were conducted as part of a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative project. Rhodium is an important… Expand