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High Temperature Heat Exchanger Annual Report, Anthony Hechanova Sep 2008

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Annual Report, Anthony Hechanova

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Objectives

• Identify candidate materials for heat exchanger components.

• Test candidate materials for heat exchanger components.

• Design critical components in the interface between the reactor and hydrogen production plant and within the sulfur iodine thermochemical process.

• Fabricate prototypical components.

• Test prototypical components.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2007 Through September 30, 2007, Anthony Hechanova Oct 2007

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2007 Through September 30, 2007, Anthony Hechanova

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• Ceramatec Sulfuric Acid Decomposer. The numerical model of a SiC ceramic coupon with two layers of microchannels was developed. Calculations of the factor of safety and probability of failure for the case of a straight channel were performed. Results for a pressure of 7.5 MPa were performed. The thermal and mechanical stress analyses of the Ceramatec HTHX and decomposer were completed.

• Bayonet Heat Exchanger. The thermal and mechanical stress analyses of the bayonet type HTHX and decomposer (Sandia design) were completed. Temperature profiles obtained from thermocouples measured from the Sandia experiments have been applied to the whole packed bed ...


Unlv Research Foundation High Temperature Heat Exchanger Development: 9/08, Anthony Hechanova Sep 2007

Unlv Research Foundation High Temperature Heat Exchanger Development: 9/08, Anthony Hechanova

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Barriers addressed:

Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative R&D Plan – Material performance and component design and testing for the intermediate heat exchanger and high-temperature thermochemical water splitting (H2SO4 decomposition and HI decomposition). Improved materials for High Temperature Electrolysis.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2007 Through June 30, 2007, Anthony Hechanova Jul 2007

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2007 Through June 30, 2007, Anthony Hechanova

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• Ceramatec Sulfuric Acid Decomposer. Modeling with different reacting flow channel configurations (ribbed-surface channels, hexagonal channels, and diamond-shaped channels) was performed. The probability of failure for the one channel geometry with different reacting flow channel configurations was calculated to be zero in the three principal directions for all of the cases.

• Bayonet Heat Exchanger. The Matlab code for calculating the probability of failure using a two-dimensional axisymmetric model of the bayonet decomposer was developed. The probability of failure was calculated for the inner and outer SiC walls, and the intermediate quartz wall of the decomposer and found to be zero for ...


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2007 Through March 31, 2007, Anthony Hechanova Apr 2007

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2007 Through March 31, 2007, Anthony Hechanova

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• The variation of sulfur dioxide production (throughput) of the baseline design of the Ceramatec sulfuric acid decomposer with total mass flow rate of reacting flow has been calculated. According to the calculations, the sulfur dioxide production increases as the total mass flow rate of reacting flow increases regardless of the fact that decomposition percentage of sulfuric trioxide decreases. A parametric study of the baseline design of the Ceramatec sulfuric acid decomposer was performed.

• The thermal performance using various channel geometries for the decomposer was studied. The baseline design (straight channels) has 89.5% thermal efficiency while the thermal efficiency of ...


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2006 Through December 31, 2006, Anthony Hechanova Jan 2007

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2006 Through December 31, 2006, Anthony Hechanova

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Modifications to the single-channel models of the Ceramatec heat exchanger and decomposer concept for hexagonal flow channels under two values of layer-overlapping (50% and 100%) and for diamond-shaped flow channels were completed.

The finite element calculations of the “Ball on Three Ball Test” for ceramic material for the purpose of selecting the appropriate specimen thickness for future experimental testing was performed for plate thicknesses ranging from 2 to 8 mm.

A finite element model of the “Ball on Three Ball Test” was also studied for discs having micro-channels.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2006 Through September 30, 2006, Anthony Hechanova Oct 2006

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2006 Through September 30, 2006, Anthony Hechanova

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Hydrodynamics and thermal numerical modeling coupled with sulfur trioxide decomposition for the one channel geometry with three different channel configurations were performed. The results obtained from the numerical modeling were compared with the baseline design under the same boundary and operation conditions. The case with diamond shaped channels has the highest percentage of sulfuric acid decomposition. The baseline channel geometry has the lowest pressure drop compared with other cases.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2006 Through June 30, 2006, Anthony Hechanova Aug 2006

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2006 Through June 30, 2006, Anthony Hechanova

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Numerical Analyses of the Ceramatec Sulfuric Acid Decomposer. Comparisons with experiments for the Ceramatec sulfuric acid decomposer coupon with eight straight channels for four different geometries and four different flow rates were performed. All of the operation and boundary conditions for the calculations were the same as in the Ceramatec experiments. Good agreement was found. The overall pressure drop difference between calculations and experiments for most of the cases is within 10%.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2006 Through March 31, 2006, Anthony Hechanova Apr 2006

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2006 Through March 31, 2006, Anthony Hechanova

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Quarterly Collaboration Meeting. The UNLVRF HTHX Project quarterly meeting was held in Albuquerque, NM, March 16 and 17, 2006. The purpose of the meeting was to promote collaboration and communication among the UNLV Research Foundation partners. A tour of Sandia National Laboratory was also provided that included a visit to their sulfuric acid decomposition test apparatus. There were 24 attendees from universities, national laboratories, and private industry. Collaborators discussed their research progress. The next meeting will be in July in Salt Lake City, UT.


Unlv Research Foundation High Temperature Heat Exchanger Development, Anthony Hechanova Apr 2006

Unlv Research Foundation High Temperature Heat Exchanger Development, Anthony Hechanova

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Barriers addressed:

Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative R&D Plan – Material performance and component design and testing for: intermediate heat exchanger and high-temperature thermochemical water splitting (H2SO4 decomposition and HI decomposition). Improved materials for High Temperature Electrolysis.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2005 Through December 31, 2005, Anthony Hechanova Jan 2006

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2005 Through December 31, 2005, Anthony Hechanova

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  • Liquid Salt Technical Working Group Meeting. The first meeting of the Liquid Salt Technical Working Group was held on October 28, 2005 at the Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, CA. 20 experts from academia, industry, and national laboratories participated to discuss current state of knowledge and research needs for high temperature liquid salt applications.
  • Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Semi-annual Review. Several participants from the UNLVRF University Consortium gave technical presentations at the NHI Semi-annual Review meeting in Rockville, MD, November 9-10, 2005.
  • Quarterly Collaboration Meeting. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a UNLVRF HTHX Project quarterly meeting December ...


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2005 Through September 30, 2005, Anthony Hechanova Oct 2005

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2005 Through September 30, 2005, Anthony Hechanova

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Quarterly Collaboration Meeting. The University of California, Berkeley, hosted a UNLVRF HTHX Project quarterly meeting on September 12. The purpose of the meeting was to promote collaboration and communication among the UNLV Research Foundation partners. Collaborators discussed their research program plan and provided an update on their progress. The next meeting will be in December in Las Vegas, NV hosted by UNLV.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2005 Through June 30, 2005, Anthony Hechanova Jul 2005

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2005 Through June 30, 2005, Anthony Hechanova

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Quarterly Collaboration Meeting. General Atomics hosted a UNLVRF HTHX Project quarterly meeting on June 5 in San Diego, California. The purpose of the meeting was to promote collaboration and communication among the UNLV Research Foundation partners. Collaborators had the opportunity to discuss their research program plan and update their progress. The next meeting will be in September in Berkeley hosted by UC Berkeley.

HTHX Computational Design (UNLV). Work on optimizing the ceramic offset strip in compact HTHX design through parametric studies was performed and completed. A simple single channel model was used to perform parametric studies on dimensions and flow ...


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project:Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2005 Through March 31, 2005, Anthony Hechanova Mar 2005

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project:Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2005 Through March 31, 2005, Anthony Hechanova

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Quarterly Collaboration Meeting. Ceramatec, Inc. hosted a UNLVRF HTHX Project quarterly meeting on March 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the meeting was to promote collaboration and communication among the UNLV Research Foundation partners. Collaborators had the opportunity to discuss their research program plan and update their progress. The next meeting will be in June in San Diego City hosted by General Atomics.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2004 Through December 31, 2004, Anthony Hechanova Dec 2004

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report October 1, 2004 Through December 31, 2004, Anthony Hechanova

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UNLV hosted an NHI Systems Interface Meeting on Dec. 16 and a UNLVRF HTHX Kickoff Meeting on Dec. 17. The purpose of the meetings was to coordinate the FY05 research and development effort of the UNLV Research Foundation portion of the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative among the DOE, national program technical directors and the UNLVRF collaborators. Collaborators also had the opportunity to discuss their research program plan and update their progress. It was decided that these type of collaboration meetings were very useful and they will be held quarterly at the various collaborator sites. The next meeting will be in March ...


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2004 Through September 30, 2004, Anthony Hechanova Sep 2004

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2004 Through September 30, 2004, Anthony Hechanova

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UNLV hosted a meeting on NHI Materials and Heat Exchanger Design on Monday, May 17. Paul Pickard (Sandia National Lab) and Bill Corwin (Oak Ridge National Lab) facilitated the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to summarize the hydrogen materials and heat exchanger requirements and priorities for UNLV staff and their collaborators to support the research proposal solicitation for the UNLV Research Foundation HTHX program. Attendance was heavier than anticipated and required a change of venue to accommodate the crowd of over 30.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2004 Through June 30, 2004, Anthony Hechanova Jun 2004

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report April 1, 2004 Through June 30, 2004, Anthony Hechanova

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UNLV hosted a meeting on NHI Materials and Heat Exchanger Design on Monday, May 17. Paul Pickard (Sandia National Lab) and Bill Corwin (Oak Ridge National Lab) facilitated the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to summarize the hydrogen materials and heat exchanger requirements and priorities for UNLV staff and their collaborators to support the research proposal solicitation for the UNLV Research Foundation HTHX program. Attendance was heavier than anticipated and required a change of venue to accommodate the crowd of over 30.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2004 Through March 31, 2004, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation, Robert F. D. Perret Mar 2004

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report January 1, 2004 Through March 31, 2004, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation, Robert F. D. Perret

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Mutually satisfactory language has been developed to permit signing of a subcontract between the General Atomics Corporation and the UNLV Research Foundation. The contract is signed.


High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project (Hthx) Project Quarterly Report, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation Jan 2004

High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project (Hthx) Project Quarterly Report, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation

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On October 24, 2003, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted an all-day HTHX Kickoff Meeting attended by all participating institutional representatives and researchers. Objectives of this meeting were to identify near-term research objectives, coordinate collaborative activities, and identify required urgent action items.


Development Of Advanced High Temperature Heat Exchangers: Proposal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation Jul 2003

Development Of Advanced High Temperature Heat Exchangers: Proposal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Research Foundation

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A research team led by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Research Foundation proposes a project to develop advanced high temperature heat exchangers (HTHX) for hydrogen production and electrical energy conversion from advanced nuclear reactor concepts. This project will also support the development of Generation IV reactors. The research team includes researchers from UNLV, General Atomics (GA), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), The University of California, Berkeley UCB) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The proposed project will be administered by the University of Nevada Las Vegas Research Foundation (UNLVRF). UNLVRF will provide the overall contract administration and is the ...