Accession Number : AD0696399

Title :   ANALYSIS OF A SUB-ICE HEAT SINK FOR COOLING POWER PLANTS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Sep 58-May 69,

Corporate Author : DENVER UNIV COLO

Personal Author(s) : Tien,Chi

Report Date : JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A feasibility study is presented of the use of sub-surface ice as a heat sink into which the surplus heat from an under-ice power plant can be rejected. Two types of systems are analyzed: an open-loop system in which water is used as the heat transfer medium (the heated water pumped into subsurface ice and the cold melt water returned to the power plant); and a closed-loop system using a glycol solution which is cooled by passing through coils in the ice. The amount of heat rejected is estimated as 27 million Btu/yr with an inlet temperature up to 130F. Numerical calculations given can serve as the basis for future engineering work. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POWER PLANTS(ESTABLISHMENTS), COOLING), (*ICE, HEAT TRANSFER), (*HEAT SINKS, POWER PLANTS(ESTABLISHMENTS)), TEMPERATURE, WATER, FLUID FLOW, MELTING, SURFACE PROPERTIES, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), HEAT FLUX, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL ANALYSIS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE