THE NUCLEAR SEAWATER DESALINATION AND THE APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR HEATING REACTOR
WANG DAZHONG;ZHANG DAFANG;DONG DUO;GAO ZUYING;PENG MUZHANG Institute of Nuclear Energy and Technology Tsinghua University
The fresh water shortage is becoming a problem in the world. Seawater desalination is one of im- portant ways to solve the shortage of fresh water. Nuclear energy as power for seawater daselination is feasible in technology and economied and also has the significance to protect environment. A nuclear desalination system using 200 MW nuclear heating reactor and multi-effect distillation process is presented in this paper. The safety of nuclear desalination system, and the measures to im- prove its economy are discussed. There will be a broad prospect of using the 200 MW nuclear heating reactor for fresch water sup- ply in the area of North Afiica.