sodium-cooled reactor

sodium-cooled reactor

[′sōd·ē·əm ¦küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which sodium metal in liquid form is used as the coolant.
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At about the time the ERB-I was shutting down, ERB-II, a 20-megawatt sodium-cooled reactor began to operate in Idaho, albeit five years behind schedule.
The report concludes: "The problems with fast breeder reactors make it hard to dispute Admiral Hyman Rickover's summation in 1956, based on his experience with a sodium-cooled reactor developed to power an early U.
Sodium-cooled fast reactor system (SFR): The SFR features a fast-spectrum, sodium-cooled reactor and a closed fuel cycle
Sodium-cooled fast reactor system (SFR)The SFR features a fast-spectrum, sodium-cooled reactor and a closed fuel cycle.
The Toshiba 4S is a sodium-cooled reactor with a high-tech, compact steam turbine secondary system.
General Electric would design a liquid metal sodium-cooled reactor that would power the second nuclear submarine, the Seawolf.
GEH proposed to build its PRISM at Britain s Sellafield nuclear site and the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said that GEH s sodium-cooled reactor technology is a "credible option" for managing the UK's plutonium stockpile.
Pyroprocessing, one of the technologies used for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and liquid sodium-cooled reactors, was once touted as an effective method to reduce the volume of waste.
In 1959 the larger BR-5 was commissioned and acted as a testbed for the first sodium-cooled reactors.
Liquid-metal reactor experience in the United States, Europe, and Japan has mainly been with sodium-cooled reactors and has had no discernible learning curve.
Westinghouse reports it already operates as a supplier of decommissioning and dismantling and waste management services for gas and sodium-cooled reactors, as well as pressurized and boiling water reactors.

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