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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 region for the temperature boundary conditions on the outer and inner walls of the bayonet HTHX and decomposer. Numerical modeling of sulfur trioxide decomposition in the whole packed bed region with cylindrical pellets is in progress.
Decomposition (Chemistry); Electric power production; Heat exchangers; Hydrogen as fuel; Nuclear energy; Sulfur
Heat Transfer, Combustion | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy
High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project: Quarterly Progress Report July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_nstd_pubs/20