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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
A. Abou-Sena, A. Ying, M. Youssef, M. Abdou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 211-215
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8904
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The Quarter Port Submodule (QPS) was proposed as a Solid Breeder (SB) Test Blanket Module under the US program of the SB blankets. The QPS features layer configuration, in its left half, where the SB pebble beds are parallel to the first wall and edge-on configuration, in its right half, where the SB pebble beds are perpendicular to the first wall. The objective of this study is to investigate: (i) the QPS thermal profile under steady state conditions and ITER transient loads, and (ii) the impact of the interface conductance h on the QPS thermal profile. In addition the effect of lack of contact, at the SB pebbles/structure interface, on the QPS thermal profile is presented. The results of the steady state cases showed that h has a significant impact on the QPS thermal profile. The QPS transient analysis provided results on: (i) QPS thermal profile under a pulse length of 400s, (ii) burning time required for reaching the equilibrium temperatures, and (iii) time needed to cool the QPS. In the cases of lack of contact, the maximum temperature of the SB pebble beds exceeded the SB temperature limit, which may cause sintering of the pebbles and consequently inhibit the tritium release.