Comparison of Nuclear District Heating Technologies in Russia and China

  • Aleksandr Solomykov
  • Jinling ZhaoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


This paper presents the comparative analysis of nuclear district heating (NDH) development in Russia and China, including background and recent development of NDH, comparison of main technologies in the field of NDH, and countries’ development strategies of NDH. Even though USSR had the ambitious plans of NDH development, Chernobyl disaster and the dissolution of USSR were the main reasons of ex-USSR and Russia NDH development cease. By now, NDH in Russia is mostly presented by steam extraction from turbines (SET) of nuclear power plants (NPP). To reduce the high air pollution in northern China, it is essential to seek for alternative clear energy source to substitute coal, which is mostly used for country’s district heating (DH). One of that new energy source can be NDH. For rational development of NDH, it is necessary to analyze and compare NDH technologies in different countries.


Nuclear District heating Russia China Comparison 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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