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1. (WO2018042216) FROTH SEPARATION IN A MOLTEN SALT REACTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042216    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/002032
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 04 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G21C 1/02
G21C 1/03
G21C 3/22
G21C 3/54
G21C 15/20
G21C 15/24
G21C 15/28
G21C 19/28
G21C 19/30
G21C 19/31
G21C 19/50
Applicants: ELYSIUM INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Inventors: DODSON, Andrew, Mccall
WANGARD, William
Title: FROTH SEPARATION IN A MOLTEN SALT REACTOR
Abstract:
A molten salt reactor includes a reactor vessel and a molten salt contained within the reactor vessel and undergoing a nuclear reaction. The molten salt includes insoluble metal fission products and dissolved gas fission products produced by the nuclear reaction. There is a separation unit configured to receive the molten salt and remove the insoluble metal fission products and dissolved gas fission products from the molten salt. The separation unit includes a laundering chamber into which the molten salt is introduced to form a froth containing the insoluble metal fission products and dissolved gas fission products. There is a filtration chamber, interconnected to the laundering chamber, configured to receive the froth from the laundering chamber and separate from the froth the insoluble metal fission products and dissolved gas fission products.