Patent Number: 8,822,963

Title: Vapor forming apparatus, system and method for producing vapor from radioactive decay material

Abstract: Example embodiments include a vapor forming apparatus, system and/or method for producing vapor from radioactive decay material. The vapor forming apparatus including an insulated container configured to enclose a nuclear waste container. The nuclear waste container includes radioactive decay material. The insulated container includes an inlet valve configured to receive vapor forming liquid. The radioactive decay material transfers heat to the vapor forming liquid. The insulated container also includes an outlet valve configured to output the vapor forming liquid heated by the radioactive decay material.

Inventors: Loewen; Eric P. (Wilmington, NC), Hagaman; Jordan E. (Wilmington, NC)

Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC

International Classification: G21F 5/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018