"An analysis has been conducted to determine the economic as well as technical feasibility of using waste heat from the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) to heat the reactor containment building and the associated laboratory building.
Several methods of waste heat utilization were reviewed, including open field agriculture, animal shelter heating, aquaculture, waste water treatment, and space heating. Based on this review, it was concluded that several of these waste heat utilization methods are feasible for the MURR. However, the most practical means of utilizing the MURR waste heat appears to be for space heating in the reactor containment building and the reactor laboratory building.
The analysis includes an evaluation of using the waste heat in a direct heating system with finned-tube heating coils and an evaluation of indirect heating using a heat pump. The result of this investigation indicate that both systems are feasible. However, the direct heating system provides slightly larger annual savings, requires less capital cost than the heat pump system"--Abstract, p. ii
Sanders, Robert Charles
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 73 pages
© 1978 Anek Punyakumleard, All rights reserved.
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Punyakumleard, Anek, "Utilization of waste heat from the University of Missouri Research Reactor." (1978). Masters Theses. 3599.