Archive for March, 2011:
Improving Nuclear Plant Safety – Lessons Learned from Japan Meltdown
Authorities have tried frantically since last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami to avert an environmental catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex in northeastern Japan, 170 miles (270 kilometers) north Tokyo.
I have just read that out of guilt feelings, General Electric (GE) which designed and provided the boiling water reactor (BWR) for the plant is eagerly providing 10 truck mounted diesel generator sets for immediate use and disposal by the plant going into meltdown.
It was also mentioned that the GE design required active cooling of the spent fuel rods as it dissipates decay heat, in contrast to modern design that provides for passive cooling thru convected air currents that does not require power to cool spent fuel rods.
Other news also says the plant operator was too confident of the external grid power supply that it did not need to constantly test and maintain and run the backup diesel gensets since they have an 8-hour battery backup.
All this old design philosophy must now be trashed to the garbage bin and replaced with new designs such as: More »
Municipal Solid Waste to Power Project Finance Model
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The MSW may come in free into the power plant or the local government units (LGUs) may pay garbage tipping fees as additional income on top of the feed-in tariff income of the power plant from the national government.
The byproduct high-density residue (over 2 MT per CUM) which is excellent road pavement and sea shoreline reinforcement material could also provide additional revenues.
The user inputs the tons per day (100 to 400 MT/day) of MSW. More »