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Unformatted text preview: Energy, Environment and Society (5.92) Student Project Results Disclaimer The following document was created by undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of a Spring 2007 class “Energy, Environment and Society”. The report, which includes data that were collected and analyzed by students as part of an intensive educational experience, is not intended to be comprehensive or conclusive. The conclusions of this student report should not be interpreted as being endorsed by MIT or any parties involved in this study. All data and analyses should be confirmed prior to use in the implementation of any energy installation. No licensed engineers or architects participated in the creation of this analysis. 4 Nuclear Reactor Heat Recovery Study Nuclear Reactor Heat Recovery Study E. BATES, Z. BJØRNSON, J. VELSON, J. ROBERTS ABSTRACT: dŚĞ¡DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƚƚƐ¡/ŶƐƚŝƚƵƚĞ¡ŽĨ¡dĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐǇ͛Ɛ¡;D/dͿ¡ŶƵĐůĞĂƌ¡ƌĞĂĐƚŽƌ¡ŐŝǀĞƐ¡ŽĨĨ¡ϰ͘Ϯ¡ŵĞŐĂǁĂƚƚƐ¡ŽĨ¡ energy; as a research facility, the energy is not used for any application and it is released to the environment through a water cooling system. The heat produced by the reactor core is absorbed by radioactive water on the primary loop through a heat exchanger. The heat from the primary loop is absorbed by a secondary loop of entirely safe, non-radioactive water using another heat exchanger. The absorbed by a secondary loop of entirely safe, non-radioactive water using another heat exchanger....
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- Spring '04
- Energy, Greenhouse gas, Reactor Heat Recovery, Nuclear Reactor Heat