Method and system for the thermoelectric conversion of nuclear reactor generated heat

  • US 9,691,507 B2
  • Filed: 04/13/2009
  • Issued: 06/27/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • upon a nuclear reactor shutdown event, thermoelectrically converting heat generated with a nuclear reactor to electrical energy; and

    supplying the electrical energy to at least one mechanical pump of the nuclear reactor.

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