Periodic Reporting for period 2 - sCO2-HeRo (The supercritical CO2 Heat Removal System)
Reporting period: 2017-03-01 to 2018-08-31
The status of the project and its objective was presented on conferences and on the “1st and 2nd European supercritical CO2 conference” chaired and organized also by the members of the sCO2-HeRo team. Journalists interviewed the team at the glass model and a TV spot was published on the website. Students and PhD students supported the project with their work and energized the discussion about the nuclear industry.
- designing a compact heat exchanger to transport the decay heat to the supercritical CO2 cycle whose energy is also used for driving the self-propellant cycle,
- designing a turbo-machine set which is self-propellant and self-launching, evaluation of a sink heat exchanger to transport the decay heat from the supercritical CO2 cycle to the alternative ultimate heat sink (ambient air),
- ensuring quality assurance by individual component reviewing and testing the individual components in a supercritical CO2 loop to demonstrate the fulfilment of industrial standards like the KTA and
- finally proofing the concept of sCO2-HeRo regarding safety, reliability and the possibilities for retrofitting by implementing the system into a unique glass model run by the Gesellschaft für Simulatorschulung GfS.
By demonstrating the functionality of the system, it enables the nuclear industry to increase the level of safety for black-outs. In addition the know-how of supercritical CO2 system unleashes some capabilities and options for the energy market e.g. for the concentrated solar power industry and for the environment by using CO2 instead of water which is very rare in the area of the plants for solar power.