A Comparison of Long-Lived, Prolieration Resistant Fast Reactors

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Nuclear power is expected to play a significant role in meeting future electricity needs, and in significantly reducing emissions compared to fossil-fueled power plants. However, the next generation of nuclear power plants will be expected to demonstrate significant advancements in economics, safety, waste disposal, and proliferation resistance. Many reactor types have been proposed for “Generation IV”, some of which have been fast reactors. The work discussed in here is part of a larger effort at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to investigate the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors ... continued below

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Weaver, Kevan Dean; Herring, James Stephen & Mac Donald, Philip Elsworth September 1, 2001.

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Nuclear power is expected to play a significant role in meeting future electricity needs, and in significantly reducing emissions compared to fossil-fueled power plants. However, the next generation of nuclear power plants will be expected to demonstrate significant advancements in economics, safety, waste disposal, and proliferation resistance. Many reactor types have been proposed for “Generation IV”, some of which have been fast reactors. The work discussed in here is part of a larger effort at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to investigate the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. The goal of the entire project 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 goal of the work presented in this paper is to investigate and compare a variety of possible fuel types, looking for optimum economics for an actinide burning, low cost of electricity, reactor design using sodium or lead-bismuth as the coolant.

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  • International Conference on Back-End of the Fuel Cycle: From Research to Solution (GLOBAL 2001),Paris, France,09/09/2001,09/13/2001

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-00-01618
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910891
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881484

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Weaver, Kevan Dean; Herring, James Stephen & Mac Donald, Philip Elsworth. A Comparison of Long-Lived, Prolieration Resistant Fast Reactors, article, September 1, 2001; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881484/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.