- Nov 21, 2020 8:36 pm GMT
The reactor being used is one of China's adaptations of the AP1000 design. So it's producing power as well as heat. Using it to supply both makes sense, particularly in one of the colder northern cities of China. But the "waste" heat from nuclear power reactors could also be used to support district air conditioning in southern cities, via sorption-based cooling cycles. That will become increasingly important as global warming proceeds.
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