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

  • US 9,799,417 B2
  • Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system, comprising:

  • means for, upon a nuclear reactor shutdown event, thermoelectrically converting heat generated with a nuclear reactor to electrical energy, the nuclear reactor shutdown event established by at least one reactor control system responsive to at least one signal from at least one safety system; and

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

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