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Author Mendoza, Alexander ♦ Nelson, Pamela F. ♦ François, Juan Luis
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Modern physics
Subject Keyword Nuclear Energy
Abstract Throughout the past decades, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has prompted the development of technologies for the production of clean fuels through the use of zero emissions primary energy resources, such as heat from high temperature nuclear reactors. One of the most promising of these technologies is the generation of hydrogen by the sulphur-iodine cycle coupled to a high temperature nuclear reactor, initially proposed by General Atomics. By its nature and because these will have to be large-scale plants, development of these technologies from its current phase to its procurement and construction phase, will have to incorporate emergency mitigation systems in all its sections and nuclear-chemical "tie-in points" to prevent unwanted events that can compromise the integrity of the plant and the nearby population centres.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2010-06-23
Organization OECD
Page Count 10
Starting Page 397
Ending Page 406


Source: OECD iLibrary