The Canadian-German nuclear engineering company Dual Fluid has gathered a dozen international scientists in a two-day workshop to coordinate experimental and theoretical research on the Dual Fluid Reactor. The physicists and nuclear engineers involved in the project are from universities and research institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Poland, including the Technical University of Dresden and Poland’s National Nuclear Research Center (NCBJ).
The workshop aims to plan and organize all ongoing and planned work on the Dual Fluid Reactor transparently and effectively, so that synergies can be created between the participating research institutions. Ongoing projects include computational modeling to predict the performance of the reactor in various operating conditions. The results provide the basis for a safety analysis as defined by the IAEA.
Practical experiments are also planned in the fields of fluid mechanics, materials science and on reactivity effects. From these, findings can be derived, for example, on corrosion and material wear or the dynamics of the chain reaction. The ongoing and planned work will make a significant contribution to further expanding the existing theoretical basis for the Dual Fluid Reactor and creating the conditions for its later licensing.
CEO Götz Ruprecht comments on the workshop: “A new reactor development involves intensive research, comparable only to new systems in the aerospace industry. We are proud to have renowned academic partners like NCBJ and TU Dresden at our side. By combining and focusing our work forces, we can get there faster.”
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About Dual Fluid
Dual Fluid is creating an entirely new type of nuclear reactor that
- provides emission-free electricity and hydrogen,
- significantly reduces today’s energy costs,
- burns nuclear waste, and is inherently safe.
Dual Fluid differs from other new nuclear concepts by its high efficiency: the nuclear fuel is utilized up to a hundred times better than in today’s light water reactors. The operating temperature of 1000° C enables new heat applications.
The Dual Fluid operating principle, based on different fluids for fuel and cooling, is described in scientific publications. There is worldwide patent protection, including in the USA, Canada, the EU and Japan.
Dual Fluid Energy Inc. was incorporated as a public company in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2021 to bring the Dual Fluid technology to serial production status. The prototype of a Dual Fluid reactor is to be launched within this decade.