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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.
Sunil Kumar Jatav, Vijay Kumar Pandey, Parimal P. Kulkarni, Arun K. Nayak, Upender Pandel, Rajendra K. Duchaniya
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 11 | November 2022 | Pages 1756-1768
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2061291
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To mitigate severe accidents in nuclear reactors, the present research sheds light on the melt-coolability behavior of corium with hypothetical experiments that have been performed at two different nozzle diameters under bottom flooding conditions. In this research, a simulant material CaO-Fe2O3 powder mixture was melted and poured into the test section that was embedded in the test facility (using a bottom pouring furnace instead of a tiltable furnace). Then, from the bottom of the melt pool, water was flooded through a nozzle at a pressure of 0.70 bar and a water flow rate of 12 liters per minute. Because of the interaction between the water and melt, the melt quenched and converted into fine porous debris, and the temperature history was recorded using 12 K-type thermocouples connected to a data acquisition system. The average quenching time and porosity of the debris were affected by variations in the nozzle diameter. This research will help in understanding real core-melt accidents that generally occur in nuclear power plants.