Elektrizität und darüber hinaus
Currently, nuclear energy is used exclusively for electricity production via steam and turbogenerator, with the exception of some small process heat applications such as the Norwegian research reactor Halden. The reason for this is most of all the low operating temperature of light-water reactors: around 300 °C. The DFR, on the other hand, generates steam at 1000 °C. This enables far more efficient electricity production than in a traditional nuclear plant — but not only that: applications which so far have been reserved for fossil fuels can now switch to nuclear!
Turn nuclear waste into:
- Electricity production and seawater desalination using turbine waste heat.
- Plasma recycling for all kinds of waste.
- Gasoline synthesis from syngas.
- Petrochemistry (e.g. plastics).
- Production of hydrogen, ammonia and hydrazine (e.g. for fuel cell vehicles).
- Silane production (fuel for Ram-/Scramjets and Wankel engines).
- Production of medical isotopes (e.g. molybdenum 99/technetium 99m).
- Radiotomic chemistry (e.g. production of nitrous oxides, ozone, hydrocyanic acid, carbon monoxide…)
One further application plows the high seas daily: Large ships may use the DFR as a compact, clean engine.