Materials Consideration for Molten Salt Vessels by Bill DeOreo @ TEAC11


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Bill DeOreo Aquacraft TEAC11 ABQ Oct 2022DOWNLOAD FILE

Bill DeOreo presented “Materials Consideration for Molten Salt Vessels: What are the limits?” at Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #11 (TEAC11). Concept: Thermal storage system using Sodium Chloride phase change. Advantages: – Sodium Chloride has a very high melting point – Very high latent heat of fusion – Non-toxic – Inexpensive – Readily available – One can store a lot of energy in a small volume Challenges: – High melting point means dealing with materials at extremes – Corrosion potential – Unknown effects over time – How long can standard materials tolerate these conditions