Fukushima coolant recirculation with siphon

This design avoids damage to recirculation pumps from sea water sediment. A gravity siphon is used to draw water out of the building into a pit where sediment is collected into a shipping container.

Water is then pumped from the shipping container into the coolant pump cascade. A filter blocks the passage of sediment from the container to the pumps.

When the shipping container is filled with sediment, it can be swapped by crane with an empty container. A valve in the feed line stops flow during changeout.

(Description and illustrations are simplified, of course.)

About engineerzero

Once and future engineer.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s