Small Commercial Nuclear Power Plants.

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Wendy, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Wendy

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
  2. studiot

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    Interesting thanks Bill.

    We are due for a new full size nuclear plant in Somerset soon.
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    The state of the art is obviously beyond a late 1950's boiling water reactor. It sounds quite interesting. Going to all electric heat would eliminate roughly a zillion tons of CO2/year.

    As a cynic, I have to imagine how many demonstrations per community these reactors might represent.
  4. triggernum5

    Senior Member

    May 4, 2008
    Anybody got any real information on this design? That article is purely an ad campaign up until the 'Update' segment..
    The net seems to be pretty intensely cluttered with promo material, not much unbiased info shows up in searches I've tried so far..
    I don't particularily like Hyperions own numbers either.. For instance (and I hate to burst their bubble) but 25MW isn't enough to power 20000 homes..
    And I'm a bit confused about the UH3 moderator.. Even if it decomposes at 800°C, couldn't the H2 still act as a moderator, and shouldn't fast neutrons still be atleast a bit of a concern?

    BTW, I'm not against nuclear power, I'm just skeptical of certain implementations..