Sounds like a big SLOWPOKE heating
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Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:26
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] China Develops
Nuclear Powered Heating and Desalination System
Posted on Northernlight.com by the Xinhua News Agency on June
may have been some loss in the translation but does this sound
like a big RTG?
Nuclear Powered Heating and Desalination System (1)
Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:27 AM EST
DALIAN, Jun 20, 2002 (Xinhua via
COMTEX) -- Chinese scientists have
developed atomic reactors to provide
heating and desalinate sea water,
by burning used fuel from nuclear power
stations under normal pressure.
Insiders say that the breakthrough is
significant for the world 's most
populous country which now faces water
A cooperative memorandum of the project was signed here
the coastal city of Yingkou and China Beida Jadebird
Beijing-based high-tech company.
Professor Tian Jiafu,
chief engineer of the group, described it as a
more economic and safer way
to apply nuclear power. "What makes the
project distinctive is that it
operates under normal pressure," said the
former head scientist of nuclear
power at Qinghua University, often
called China's equivalent of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
According to the agreement, a
deep-water reactor under normal pressure
of 200 megawatts will be
established in Yingkou. The initial phase with
35 million yuan (four
million U.S. dollars) investment would provide
heating for a building area
of five million square meters during winter.
It can also desalinate 3,000
tons of sea water daily when no heating is
required. The daily capacity is
expected to amount to 80,000 tons.
He said north China's coastal areas
had the facilities to develop the
new technology. "It will be particularly
useful for medium-sized
cities," he added. (more)
2002 XINHUA NEWS AGENCY.