The Impact of Climate Changes on the Thermal Performance of a Proposed Pressurized Water Reactor: Nuclear-Power Plant

Said M. A. Ibrahim, Mohamed M. A. Ibrahim, Sami. I. Attia
2014 International Journal of Nuclear Energy  
This paper presents a methodology for studying the impact of the cooling water temperature on the thermal performance of a proposed pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant (PWR NPP) through the thermodynamic analysis based on the thermodynamic laws to gain some new aspects into the plant performance. The main findings of this study are that an increase of one degree Celsius in temperature of the coolant extracted from environment is forecasted to decrease by 0.39293 and 0.16% in the power
more » ... 0.16% in the power output and the thermal efficiency of the nuclear-power plant considered, respectively.
doi:10.1155/2014/793908 fatcat:usyhlvwr35fi7key7dk6sx62rm