The recent advances in utilization of nuclear heating reactor technology are to couple with seawater desalination process, in which process steam and fresh water is combined to produce, steam turbine is used, thermal and membrane processes are joined. In this technical concept, the “zero discharge” to environment will be realized due to using nuclear energy as the heat source for process steam and seawater desalination. Combined process steam and fresh water produce will make the product’s cost lower and make the whole system economic results better. The special design features of nuclear heating reactor will ensure that any radiological contamination can be excluded from fresh water. As joining thermal process and membrane process seawater desalination, the step utilization of thermal energy and reuse of waste heat can be realized.
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Recent Advances in Integrated Nuclear Heating Reactor Technology
Guo, J, Li, W, Zhang, Y, Yu, R, Ma, J, & Meng, D. "Recent Advances in Integrated Nuclear Heating Reactor Technology." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 3. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 99-104. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29272
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