A new method of hydride loading into fast reactor for its multipurpose uses

Takanori Sugawara, Tomohiko Iwasaki

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Abstract

A new method, “Core Character Control Pin (CCP)” is proposed to load hydride into a Fast Reactor (FR) aiming at a multipurpose FR. By using this method and a new hydride (CaH2), it is possible that one FR works for transmuting HLWs, burning weapon grade plutonium (WG-Pu) and realizing a safer reactor. The FR using a special assembly designed for transmutation can transmute about 750 [kg] of MAs which corresponds to the amount discharged from 8 LWRs through three years operation. The FR with a special assembly designed for burning WG-Pu can convert about 210[kg] of WG-Pu to the LWR grade plutonium by the three years burnup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the PHYSOR 2002 - International Conference on the New Frontiers of Nuclear Technology
Subtitle of host publicationReactor Physics, Safety and High-Performance Computing - The ANS 2002 RPD Topical Meeting
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society
ISBN (Electronic)0894486721, 9780894486722
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2002 International Conference on the New Frontiers of Nuclear Technology : Reactor Physics, Safety and High-Performance Computing, PHYSOR 2002 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2002 Oct 72002 Oct 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of the PHYSOR 2002 - International Conference on the New Frontiers of Nuclear Technology : Reactor Physics, Safety and High-Performance Computing - The ANS 2002 RPD Topical Meeting

Conference

Conference2002 International Conference on the New Frontiers of Nuclear Technology : Reactor Physics, Safety and High-Performance Computing, PHYSOR 2002
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period02/10/702/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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