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Small Modular Reactors and Innovative Efficient Enhancement Design

  • Bahman Zohuri
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Abstract

The smaller-sized nuclear reactors were becoming instrumental during the pioneering days of commercial nuclear power to facilitate the development and demonstration of early reactor technologies and to establish operational experience for the fledgling nuclear power industry starting with the first powered US Navy nuclear submarine. As part of innovative approach in design of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the new era of nuclear power energy to meet the demand for electricity due to growth of population, researchers are in quest of a more efficient electrical outpower by these types of reactors known as advanced small modular reactors (AdvSMRs) suggested as the air Brayton cycle is an open-air cycle and the steam Rankine cycle is a closed cycle. The air Brayton cycle for a natural gas-driven power plant must be an open cycle, where the air is drawn in from the environment and exhausted with the products of combustion to the environment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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