Thorium: The Story by NASA
Thorium is an ample materials which may be reworked into large portions of power. To take action effectively, requires a really totally different nuclear reactor than the type we use today- Not one which makes use of strong gasoline rods, however a reactor during which the gasoline is stored in a liquid state. Not one which makes use of pressurized water as a coolant, however a reactor that makes use of chemically secure molten salts.
Such a reactor known as a “Molten Salt Reactor”. Many various configurations are potential. A few of these configurations can harness Thorium very effectively.
When you’ve got ever heard the phrase THORIUM prior to now, that’s as a result of NASA paid $10,000 to have MSR analysis paperwork scanned. NASA wants energy for area missions, however present nuclear reactors are ill-suited for off-world software.
This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many individuals (together with myself) see them as the one economical means of absolutely harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels… together with Thorium.
THORIUM REMIX 2016 has been beneath improvement since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally discover Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the various volunteers and supporters who helped create this video. A lot of the footage was shot by volunteers.