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Production Of A Reducing Environment For Metallurgy Using Nuclear Energy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ140882

Volume

190

Pages

7

Page Range

935 - 941

Published

2014

Size

268 kb

Author(s)

V. Klimova, V. Pakhaluev & S. Shcheklein

Abstract

One of the promising ways to reduce the energy consumption of metal production is the use of direct reduction technologies. In this paper the prospects of involving a nuclear energy source based on high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors (HTGR) in the production of reducing gases for metallurgy are considered. The description and main thermohydraulic features of a prospective methane converter with radial flow of a gaseous reaction mixture are given. The heat produced in HTGR is fed to the converter through a pipe system with a helium flow. The application of the methane converter with a radial gas flow scheme provides more compact construction and lower hydraulic loss in comparison with the traditional axial scheme. Keywords: high temperature gas-cooled reactor, methane conversion, synthetic gas, reducing environment.

Keywords

high temperature gas-cooled reactor, methane conversion, synthetic gas, reducing environment.