Design of an Actinide Burning, Lead-Bismuth Cooled Reactor That Produces Low Cost Electricity

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

The purpose of this project is to investigate the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. The goal is to identify and analyze the key technical issues in core neutronics, materials, thermal-hydraulics, fuels, and economics associated with the development of this reactor concept. The choice of lead-bismuth for the reactor coolant is an actinide burning fast reactor offers enhanced safety and reliability. The advantages of lead-bismuth over sodium as a coolant are related to the following material characteristics: chemical inertness with air and water; higher atomic number; lower vapor pressure at ... continued below

Physical Description

Medium: P; Size: 75 pages

Creation Information

Buongiorno, Jacopo; Ballinger, Ron; Davis, Cliff; Doyoung, Kim; Driscoll, Mikael; Hejzler, Pavel et al. July 1, 1999.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 36 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Authors

Sponsor

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

The purpose of this project is to investigate the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. The goal is to identify and analyze the key technical issues in core neutronics, materials, thermal-hydraulics, fuels, and economics associated with the development of this reactor concept. The choice of lead-bismuth for the reactor coolant is an actinide burning fast reactor offers enhanced safety and reliability. The advantages of lead-bismuth over sodium as a coolant are related to the following material characteristics: chemical inertness with air and water; higher atomic number; lower vapor pressure at operating temperatures; and higher boiling temperature. Given the status of the field, it was agreed that the focus of this investigation in the first two years will be on the assessment of approaches to optimize core and plant arrangements in order to provide maximum safety and economic potential in this type of reactor.

Physical Description

Medium: P; Size: 75 pages

Notes

INIS; OSTI as DE00772054

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 1999

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-99-00693
  • Report No.: MIT-ANP-TR-065
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/772054 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 772054
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc715667

Collections

This report is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • July 1, 1999

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Sept. 29, 2015, 5:31 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • July 13, 2017, 11:24 a.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 6
Total Uses: 36

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Buongiorno, Jacopo; Ballinger, Ron; Davis, Cliff; Doyoung, Kim; Driscoll, Mikael; Hejzler, Pavel et al. Design of an Actinide Burning, Lead-Bismuth Cooled Reactor That Produces Low Cost Electricity, report, July 1, 1999; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715667/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.