Not Thorium fission
Thorium fission converts Thorium into 233Uranium. So we then do uranium fission. Producing plutonium – lethal for 100,000 years.
In contrast a steam plasma at 4 atmosphere does a plasma burn.
No uranium, no solid, hyper toxic radioactive waste. All of the water molecule is converted into positive ions.
The oxygen ion fissions into hydrogens
Meanwhile the hydrogen and electrons convert into neutrons
5 e-+e+ ->E the positrons annihilate with electrons
Our big energy release is from hydrogen fission – the plasma burn
6 H++>2n0->E3+L+X-ray 1018W per hydrogen fission. 2MMMW of heat
So a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmosphere produces 2.4MW from 2x10-14cc of regular water a year. Carbon 0 massive heat, from a miniscule volume of regular water.
Basically 1 water molecule a year. So there is a lot of complex nuclear stuff going on, to give us our constant heat generation.
A 1mx2cm steam plasma tube releases 8.6MW constantly. From 8x10-14cc of regular water. So we feed the heat into a thermoelectric generator – which uses rear Earth metals – like Thorium. Not rare – a by-product of metal extraction.
Curious Thorium should come up again: Which explains Dr Z's interest when I used Tu in an equation – to represent fluid turbulence. I now use TU. To avoid confusion.
So a thermoelectric generator is up to 13% efficient. I use 10% - as it make the equations easier.
A 50x1cm steam plasma tube runs at 3,000oC (As do steam engine fire tubes – which use a steam plasma to do Molecular Nuclear Fusion). So we pump air over it, to get hot air at 780oC.
We pass this air into 4 successive thermoelectric tubes, that end up with warm air at 40oC, and 750kW of DC power – we change over to mains AC. Carbon 0, free power. With no U fission, or Fossil Fuels burn.
So no solid radioactive waste.
From a miniscule amount of regular water. Massive carbon 0 power. Nuclear power did us a favour, if it was not so toxic (Windscale, 3 Mile-Island, Chernobyl, Fukishima) I would never have researched this area.
My M. Eng in metallurgy and engineering came in so useful. So we sell power to the grid, at 3,156 UK pounds per kW year. For 750kW.
And that is how to go off grid. No mains electricity or gas. We sell power to the grid. Off a volume of water too tiny to measure.