"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.
Edwards, D. R.
Wiebe, Henry Allen
Morgan, J. Derald
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
University of Missouri--Rolla
v, 64, 111 pages
© 1970 James Richard Hendricks, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Radioactive waste disposal -- Computer programs -- Design
Heat -- Transmission -- Computer programs
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Hendricks, James Richard, "OPTUMR a digital computer program to cost optimize a district heat piping network to remove waste heat from nuclear power reactors" (1970). Masters Theses. 5454.