SV: [ RadSafe ] Fast neutron reactors

Olsson Mattias :MSO mso at
Mon Dec 1 10:55:29 CST 2008

PS. as for the statement that "Engineers do not consider sodium's
flammability to be a major problem," it is interesting to note that
recent fast reactor design studies include the possibility of changing
the secondary heat transfer circuit sodium -- which passes through the
water boiler -- with molten salt :  The latter carries no risk of
violent chemical reaction with water or steam....

Concepts seem to recycle themselves. I believe that the molten salt
concept is several decades old. Not that age itself would make it less
of a good idea.

Mattias Olsson

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