Status of the I-Neri Sulfur-Iodine Integrated-Loop Experiment
Benjamin E. Russ, General Atomics, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92121, Robert C. Moore, Advanced Nuclear Concepts, Sandia National Laboratories, POB 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, and Max Helie, Dpc/sccme, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Saclay, Bâtiment 458 Gif sur Yvette, Cedex, 91191, France.
In an International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (INERI) project supported by the US DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Sandia National Labs (SNL) has teamed with the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA) in France, and industrial partner General Atomics (GA) to construct and operate a closed-loop device for demonstration of hydrogen production by the S-I process. The Integrated Lab Scale (ILS) experiment, which is being conducted at General Atomics' San Diego facility, has successfully demonstrated closed-loop operation under process conditions expected at the pilot plant-level and beyond – pressures up to 20 bar using engineering materials of construction. This presentation will summarize project goals, work done to date, current status, and scheduled future work on the INERI S-I Integrated-Loop Experiment.