Masters Theses

Abstract

"The thermal pollution problem of a nuclear reactor electrical generating facility can be eliminated if an economical, productive use for the waste heat can be found. The computer program presented here is designed to investigate the economic feasibility of utilizing this waste heat to heat buildings. The program optimizes a district heating network using the reactor's rejected heat and performs a comparative analysis with a selected conventional heat rejection system. The results indicate that the system is feasible only if the reactor can be sited relatively close (5 miles) to an urban center. Increasing national concern regarding thermal pollution and recently enacted legislation will tend to make this system more competitive so long as the current siting restrictions (about 10-12 miles) are not made more stringent"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Edwards, D. R.

Committee Member(s)

Wiebe, Henry Allen
Morgan, J. Derald

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

v, 64, 111 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-69).

Rights

© 1970 James Richard Hendricks, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Radioactive waste disposal -- Computer programs -- Design
Heat -- Transmission -- Computer programs

Thesis Number

T 2508

Print OCLC #

6029605

Electronic OCLC #

871707540

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