Thank u so much mam
On a Light water reactor, if the water is in a closed loop and its both used as coolant and moderator, don't you eventually start building up heavy water? The neutron absorption cross-section of the light water is small compared to other materials used as control rods, but not negligible.
Excellent explanation, Thank You So Much for sharing!
Super mam explaination
Thank you sir , your video is very understanding and knowledgeable 😊😊.
I live between OPG Pickering and OPG darlington. I fish the warm water outlets from candu plants all the time… massive carp love the warm water and massive pike and Muskie hang out on the edge of the warm water picking off food.
It's a pity the didn't go on with MSRs all over the world. Gen3+ PWR is not far from Gen1 or 2, although they have some added safety features and other things.
So far only China really made progress with MSR based on thorium cycle, they should put online 2MW design this month and go on to ~100MW until 2030. I believe they will because their culture supports advancements like this.
I watched another lesson by dr. Short from 2020 or so, he got really good at it.
india has built a soduim fast reactor
high temp reactor for hydrogen production
pressurised heavy water reactor
I'm still lost on what the bio-fuels are doing here though. Are you using the heat to process the raw biomass to produce fuels?
Awesome. Loved it. When you mentioned Lithium to Tritium I made a face, paused it and sat counting protons and neutrons on my fingers trying to work out how that is possible. The only thing I could come up with was that if you subtract tritium from lithium + n, you are left with Helium. Anyone know, is this an split due to the neutron kenetic energy or is lithium 7 unstable and alpha decays to Tritirum? The later sounds more plausible.
please be aware that the russians have operated the BM 300 since 1983 (!) and the BM 800 since 2016. both are sodium cooled fast reactors. So, feasibility is high, we can build these things. Fance has Phenix and super phenix which could have operated very well by now (but were closes by the weird green politicians)
The direct manufacture of hydrogen is NOT an immediate goal for these reactors. First and foremost, electricity must be made. It doesn't make sense from a thermodynamic point of view to make hydrogen, if we are still using fossil fuels for electricity and hydrogen production. Please think about this.
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Hi from Scotland. Your educational geography trip has been approved. Come and visit 2 of the remaining 7 AGRs which at NOT in England! You're right though, the politics of the winning design is fascinating...
ORC power from the waste heat ?
Economics ( time to build ), (loans, cost over time), ( time to break even)
Current nuclear plants take about 6 year for construction with a very large
investment required before power generation begins. Politicians just do not last long enough
and have short time though processes . Orbital thermal or PV designs would
have the lowest environmental cost. Fusion power has far to many materials
and control issues. Nuclear will have to bridge our power needs to a
fully renewable energy future.
First reaktor in Czechoslovakia was CarbonDiOxide cooled, heavy water moderated using natural uranium,...
This man is delusional, send him to infirmary.
Superphenix in France was operational for only a few days out of its twelve year existence.
It had too many technical problems.
Its predecessor, the smaller Phenix WAS a success.
The French are apparently working on a new Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor.
Personally, I don't like even the IDEA of a heat exchanger, which has sodium on one side, and water on the other.
Interesting class. You have a student pub called Asgard? Damn, I should visit! :-)
Thnx sir for the video...very informative and nice :)
Pebble one looks like crap...thorium is the only answer:
22:00 - guy forgot to tell, this reactor has a buffer, controll rods inside 24h. Czarnobyl-4 exploded because lack of water, buffer and automatic shut-down system off!
P.S. Molten salt thorium reactor can use MANY salts, not only FLiBe!
My faw is NaF-ZrF4 mixture! It looks resilient and cheap! This mixture with thorium fluoride melts in ~400 °C! With no tritium creation! And Hastelloy-N is badass resistant to corriosion!
That was nice