The application of supercritical CO2 in nuclear engineering: A review

Qi, H, Gui, N, Yang, X, Tu, J and Jiang, S 2018, 'The application of supercritical CO2 in nuclear engineering: A review', Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 149-158.


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Title The application of supercritical CO2 in nuclear engineering: A review
Author(s) Qi, H
Gui, N
Yang, X
Tu, J
Jiang, S
Year 2018
Journal name Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows
Volume number 10
Issue number 4
Start page 149
End page 158
Total pages 10
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract Due to its advantages of low critical pressure and temperature, stability, non-toxic, abundant reserves and low cost, supercritical CO2 becomes one of the most common supercritical fluids in modern researches and industries. This paper presents an overview focusing on the researches of supercritical CO2 in nuclear engineering and prospects its applications in the field of nuclear industry. This review includes the recent progresses of supercritical CO2 research as: (1) energy conversion material in both recompression cycle and Brayton cycle and its applicability in Generation IV reactors; (2) reactor core coolant in the Echogen power system and reactors at MIT, Kaist and Japan, and other applications, e.g. hydrogen production. Based on the rapid progress of research, the supercritical CO2 is considered to be the most promising material in nuclear industries.
Subject Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Brayton cycle
energy conversion material
Nuclear reactor
reactor core coolant
recompression cycle
supercritical CO2
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