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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
Joshua E. Hansel, Ray A. Berry, David Andrs, Matthias S. Kunick, Richard C. Martineau
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 7 | July 2021 | Pages 1096-1117
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2020.1861879
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Sockeye is a heat pipe analysis application based on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) finite element framework. The primary purpose of Sockeye is to provide a transient heat pipe simulation tool to be used in the analysis of nuclear microreactor designs. Sockeye provides the capability to perform one-dimensional, two-phase, compressible flow simulation of a heat pipe working fluid and two-dimensional, axisymmetric heat conduction for the heat pipe cladding and its surroundings. Sockeye is demonstrated against analytical solutions and experimental data from the SAFE-30 heat pipe module test.