[ RadSafe ] Spent reactor fuel
Ted de Castro
tdc at xrayted.com
Mon Oct 8 22:41:34 CDT 2012
Lets see ---
Well in the late 60's I had a summer job doing QA for the company that
made the outer Be case and the inner Titanium lining for the SNAP 27
that's currently up on the moon --- at it was kind of large for the 70
watts (electric) it produced. So that might be a problem.
Also - as I understand it - CERTAINLY some here will correct me if I'm
wrong!! - similar Sr-90 powered RTG's are used on some buoys. Work well
with the water for good heat transfer and shielding.
Maybe when we all use LED lighting - the low output might be enough
----- assuming no refrigeration!
On 10/6/2012 8:33 PM, JPreisig at aol.com wrote:
> Dear Radsafe,
> Howdy all. I don't know how viable the following idea is. It
> certainly would make
> anti-proliferation people nervous.
> Take some of our (USA or World???) spent nuclear fuel, attach
> thermocouples to the spent fuel
> and produce localized DC electricity sources (like RTG's???). Wonder what
> the total USA energy/power
> generated this way would be???
> Put solar cells on the roof of such energy/power sources and produce
> even more electricity???
> Regards, Joe Preisig
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