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The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
Linfeng Yan, Dawei Wang, Hsingtzu Wu
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 12 | December 2022 | Pages 1822-1831
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2083750
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A passive residual heat removal system plays an important role in cooling the reactor core under accident conditions. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package ANSYS Fluent is used to analyze the influence of malfunction of any 2 of 12 tubes of a passive residual heat removal heat exchanger (PRHR HX) on its performance. Then the computation was validated using the published experimental data. Five different scenarios and a normal condition are computed to analyze the influence of locations of the malfunctioning tubes on the heat transfer performance of the PRHR HX. The results show that the tube defect reduces the amount of heat transferred by the PRHR HX. However, it is correlated with the size of the surface area of the deficient tubes instead of their locations. In other words, analysis suggests that defect tubes with the same surface area should result in similar damage regardless of the location.