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Conceptual design for the energy conversion system of the ACACIA nuclear cogeneration plant
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ECN-I--98-042 Other
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The design of the energy conversion system (ECS) for the ACACIA (AdvanCedAtomic Cogenerator for Industrial Applications) is discussed. The plant combines a closed cycle gas turbine system with a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). It produces 13.6 MWe and 17 tons/h of industrial steam using a 40 MWth reactor (electrical efficiency 34%, total efficiency 64%). Design objectives are presented. The choice for a cycle is then explained. A preliminary design, including a sensitivity analysis, is given for the major equipment. 13 refs.

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