Development potential for thermal reactors and their fuel cycles

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The advantages of molten salt reactors (MSRs) for power production are very briefly described in this paper. The MSRs considered are those with on-line fuel processing, external cooling, and fluoride salt separation. Characteristics noted include lack of meltdown potential, small radioactive source terms, and complete burnup of fissile material. The burnup capability of MSRs would allow them to be used to dispose of plutonium while producing energy. 8 refs.

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Dodds, H.L. & Gat, U. August 1, 1997.

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The advantages of molten salt reactors (MSRs) for power production are very briefly described in this paper. The MSRs considered are those with on-line fuel processing, external cooling, and fluoride salt separation. Characteristics noted include lack of meltdown potential, small radioactive source terms, and complete burnup of fissile material. The burnup capability of MSRs would allow them to be used to dispose of plutonium while producing energy. 8 refs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007793

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  • International symposium on nuclear fuel cycle and reactor strategies: adjusting to new realities, Vienna (Austria), 2-6 Jun 1997

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  • Report No.: CONF-9706140--1
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Dodds, H.L. & Gat, U. Development potential for thermal reactors and their fuel cycles, article, August 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691918/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.