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2016-05-18 Ukraine: Developing of Composite Nanofluids for Emergency Cooling of Nuclear Reactors


Developing of Composite Nanofluids for Emergency Cooling of Nuclear Reactors

Description of the project offered: 
The most important problem of modern nuclear energy is ensuring the operational safety of nuclear power plants. In solving this problem the main task is ensuring the thermal-hydraulic reliability and efficiency of nuclear reactors with water cooling. Composite nanofluids (NFs) is a promising heat carrier to solve this problem. As a result of studying of NFs boiling at the constructed laboratory equipment we have developed a high efficiency and low cost coolant on the basis of natural Ukrainian aluminosilicates, synthetic diamonds and carbon nanotubes (CNTS). This coolant has long shelf life, high cooling capability of high-energy equipment, resistant at boiling and radiation but requires further improvement.
Aims of the Project The subject of the project is the development of scientific bases and efficient method of nanofluids synthesis. Created nanofluids must be resistant to boiling, sedimentation, radiation; and be possessed of high cooling capacity. Also it is intended to design and manufacture the pilot plant for NFs production in sufficient quantity for experimental tests in nuclear reactors.

Tasks of the Project To develop a methodology of obtaining of optimum formulation of NFs with extensive resource use, resistant to radiation and providing intensive heat transfer. To create scientific bases and technology of NFs synthesis, to produce NFs samples and to test them. 
To erect an automated unit (test bench) for simultaneous recording of changes in the basic thermal parameters during NFs boiling, to quantify the cooling ability of NFs. To carry out marketing, to create a business-plan of developments implementation.
Expected results
Regularities of the effect of physical and chemical properties of NFs on the intensity of a heat transfer during coolants boiling will be set. Nature and structure of nanomaterials, as well as NFs properties (viscosity, surface tension) and the effects of the dispersant also will be studied to their influence on the intensity of a heat transfer.
Project proposer:   Borys BONDARENKO (Ukraine)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  Euratom fission 2016-2017 
Call for proposal identifier:  NFRP-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We invite partners interested in fulfillment of the project idea 
Expertise sought: Intellectual property rights, Research ethics, Business aspects, Security, Radiation protection, Environmental protection, Safety, Measurement methods, Energy saving, Nuclear fission, Other technology, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Materials technology, Construction technology, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, China, India, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Ukraine, United States, 

Call for proposal specific information
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