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so 1425 cubic metres is 1425000 kilos of water at 2 degrees per hour thats 11970000 Kj per hour output, enough to  turn 5,303 kilos of water to steam. so each hour five tons of water are vanishing from the reactor pool minus some for heat to leak into the environment through the pool walls. big question is how much of that leakage occurs (from their figures they reckon 10 days and that would be 6 tons per hour turning to steam) I feel some of their figures somewhere are a little loose.

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:02:12 PM EST
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so 1425 cubic metres is 1425000 kilos of water

I think they took the displacement of the fuel rods into account, so less.

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by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:17:10 PM EST
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  • If the fully loaded tank is assumed to heat by 2°C, then they assume 1,000 tons of water.

  • 2,000,000 kilocalories per hour is 8,360,000 kJ/h. At 2,257 kJ/kg, this can evaporate 3,704 kg/h. In ten days, that would be 889 t. Checking, the article actually says 10 to 11 days.


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by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:25:07 PM EST
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