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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Woo-Chan Jung, Hung-Man Moon, Pil-Kap Jung, Min-Ho Chang, Hyeon-Gon Lee
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 589-595
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1729295
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This study deals with the processes of converting trace CH4 in the oxidation reaction and adsorbing H2O. The conversion of CH4 was confirmed at various reaction temperatures and flow rates by injecting O2 above the equivalence ratio of CH4 in Ar. The conversion was higher at a higher reaction temperature and a lower flow rate. Also, the impurity effects of CO2, CO, and H2O coexisting in the feed gas with CH4 were investigated. When CO2 and H2O were included in the feed gas, CH4 conversion was decreased, and CO contained in the feed gas increased CH4 conversion by the heat of oxidation reaction. When CH4 is converted to CO2 and H2O through oxidation and H2O is adsorbed on the adsorbent, complete recovery of hydrogen isotopes can be obtained. Molecular sieve was used as the adsorbent, and the water adsorption capacity of the adsorbent was confirmed by generating water through the generator. Finally, it was confirmed that converted H2O from CH4 was adsorbed on the absorbent.