Talk:Aqueous homogeneous reactor

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At his website, Bruce N. Hoglund states:

"Responsible use is allowed as long as the author is cited." DV8 2XL 03:17, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Boiling Point of Water[edit]

Is the highest temperature of the reactor core the boiling point of water at the pressure the reactor is operated at, which means a maximum core temperature of 100 degrees Celsius at atmospheric pressures? If so, does that not reduce the efficiency of the generator by limiting the maximum temperature of the reactor?

some things to consider: It was not operated at atmospheric pressure; the boiling point would be elevated by the presence of the uranium salts; in any case the reactor was used as a neutron source, not a steam generator 23:50, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

need reference or more discussion[edit]

"At Santa Susana, California, where a series of tests titled: The Kinetic Energy Experiments were performed in the late 1940's, control rods were loaded on springs and then flung out of the reactor in milliseconds. Energy output shot up from ~100 watts to over ~1,000,000 watts with no problems observed."

Presumably the MW output was momentary? Is there a reference to these experiments? How does the selfmoderating work?GangofOne 11:41, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

"Aqueous homogeneous reactors were sometimes called water boilers, although they are not boiling water reactors, as they seemed to be boiling their water, but in fact this bubbling is from the production of hydrogen and oxygen as the radiation, and especially the fission particles, dissociate the water into its constituent gases. "

But that must be hot enough to boil as well; or is it high pressure? Don't the H and O immediately recombine? GangofOne 11:41, 30 April 2006 (UTC)