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Study on Chemical Reactivity Control of Liquid Sodium: Development of Nano-Fluid and Its Property and Applicability to FBR Plant

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Jun-Ichi Saito, Kuniaki Ara

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan

Ken-Ichiro Sugiyama

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Hiroshi Kitagawa, Haruyuki Nakano

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Kan Ogata

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan

Naoki Yoshioka

Mitsubishi FBR Systems, Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. ICONE16-48367, pp. 559-563; 5 pages
  • 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 1: Plant Operations, Maintenance, Installations and Life Cycle; Component Reliability and Materials Issues; Advanced Applications of Nuclear Technology; Codes, Standards, Licensing and Regulatory Issues
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–15, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4814-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3820-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Liquid sodium is used as the coolant of the fast breeder reactor (FBR). A weak point of sodium is a high chemical reactivity with water or oxygen. So an idea of chemical reactivity suppression of liquid sodium itself is proposed. The idea is that nano-meter size particles (hereafter called nano-particles) are dispersed in liquid sodium, and an atomic interaction which is generated between nano-particle and sodium atoms is applied to suppress the chemical reactivity. We call sodium that has dispersed the nano-particle a Nano-fluid. Three key technologies which are the trial manufacture of Nano-fluid, the reaction property of the Nano-fluid and applicability of Nano-fluid to FBR Plant have been carried out to develop the Nano-fluid.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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