Faculty Advisor

Rivera, Angel A.

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

This project revisited a nuclear technology, investigated in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the 1960s and 70s, called Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs). For this project, the ORNL reactor design was used to create a system including a primary heat exchanger and steam generator, considering WPI’s steam needs, and the special properties of materials used in an MSR. This project will serve as a starting point for bringing an MSR to WPI. The final project was also translated into Spanish, and investigates the difficulties of translation and its importance in technical fields.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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