Pre-design of a Molten Salt Thorium Reactor LoopJ. P. Caire, and A. Roure
LEPMI-ENSEE, Saint Martin d'Hères, France
The generation 4 of molten salt reactors using the thorium cycle are characterized by a temperature close to 1000 oC. The very large heat transfers involved between the reactor core and the external parts with minimal thermal losses are a major issue.
This study investigated a possible inner loop made of a series of conventional graphite filter plate exchangers, pipes and pumps, using the COMSOL Multiphysics FEM code.
A 3D model was used to study the filter press plate exchanger similar to an existing commercial DIABON F100 of SGL Carbon. The model couples the k-ε turbulent Navier-Stokes equations and the thermal applications of the Heat Transfer module.
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