This journal article presents the solar chimney power plant system as an alternative to conventional cooling towers for nuclear power plants. The authors use computational fluid dynamics and thermal analysis to model and simulate the combined cycle. They find an overall efficiency gain of 6.5% and propose that the model would be viable in water-scarce environments.
The conference described in these proceedings was structured to cover all the major technical aspects of fast reactors and related fuel cycles. The objective of the conference was to provide a forum for exchanging information on fast reactor and fuel cycle technology advances, and related safety, economic and proliferation resistance issues. The conference also aimed to identify gaps and key issues that need to be addressed that relate to the industrial-scale introduction of fast reactors, including public acceptance.