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Federal subsidies for nuclear plants?
The Biden administration has indicated to lawmakers that it supports federal subsidies for struggling nuclear power plants, Reuters reported this morning, citing sources familiar with the discussions.
The subsidies would be in the form of production tax credits, according to the report, and would likely become part of the president’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
Hongyi Yang, Song Li, Zhiwei Zhou
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 195 | Number 3 | March 2021 | Pages 271-278
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1819137
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This paper describes the use principle and application fields of vortex diodes. Unfortunately, all the published studies have not taken into account the restrictions on the coolant flow rate in the vortex diode when used in a nuclear reactor. The diodicity declined significantly due to the limitation of the average flow velocity in the throttle, which does not exceed 12 m/s, while a parallel arrangement of vortex diodes could increase the maximum flow rate through it. In this paper a parameter E that describes the effectiveness of the vortex diode is proposed and the related factors are studied. The work presented in this paper will be useful in offering a better understanding of flows in vortex diodes and provides guidance for optimizing the vortex diode in fast neutron reactors.