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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mini Nuclear Reactors



Toshiba is trying to donate a small nuclear reactor to a Alaska town powered by diesel generators.

DOE lists capacity as 10 to 50 MWe.

They have a smaller one that is a 200KW model.

Apparently the neutron reflector design is how they get a sub-critical mass to produce energy. Hence their ability to scale DOWN the size and power production of a nuclear power plant. See Wikipedia entry.

Links:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/analysis/nucenviss2.html
http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news-toshiba-micro-nuclear-12.17b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_reflector

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