Feb 13, 2014 · Nuclear energy, either fusion or fission, provides virtually limitless power. We know how to do fission right now, especially with next generation fast reactors. We aren’t yet there with fusion.
A PRISM has a rated thermal power of 840 MW and an electrical output of 311 MW. Two PRISM reactors make up a power block that combined produce 622 MW of electrical output. Each PRISM reactor has an intermediate sodium loop that exchanges heat between the primary sodium coolant from the core with water/steam in a sodium/water steam generator. May 19, 2020 · These reactors pump water into the reactor core under high pressure to prevent the water from boiling. The water in the core is heated by nuclear fission and then pumped into tubes inside a heat exchanger. Those tubes heat a separate water source to create steam. The steam then turns an electric generator to produce electricity.
EFDA EUROPEAN FUSION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT C L O S E S U P P O R T U N I T G A R C H I N G page 1 of 31 Overview of Reactor Studies in Europe David Maisonnier EFDA CSU Garching [email protected]