Micro nuclear reactor
A micro nuclear reactor is a small version of a nuclear reactor (approximately a few tens of meters). It is often so small it can be shipped or flown in.
Micro nuclear reactors could be used to power large vessels, production facilities (e.g. water purification, or mines), or small (remote) villages.
The Galena Nuclear Power Plant in Galena, Alaska is a proposed micro nuclear reactor installation intended to reduce the costs and environmental pollution required to power the town. It would use the Toshiba 4S reactor.
Several micro nuclear reactor designs exist. Examples are:
- Toshiba 4S
- Nereus and HTR-10
- Jan Leen Kloostermans' U-battery
- B&W mPower (Babcock & Wilcox Company)
- Natuurwetenschap & Techniek [Dutch], March 2008