REJUVENATION OF LWR SPENT FUEL IN A CATALYZED FUSION HYBRID BLANKET


ŞAHİN S. , YAPICI H. , BALTACIOGLU E.

KERNTECHNIK, cilt.59, ss.270-277, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Dergi Adı: KERNTECHNIK
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.270-277

Özet

The rejuvenation capability of a catalyzed DD fusion reactor is investigated for spent nuclear fuel from light water reactors. The analysis is conducted for mixed-oxide fuel with a total enrichment grade of 2.172% at the beginning of rejuvenation. Rejuvenation periods of 12, 20, 28 and 36 months are considered, resulting in final enrichment grades of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5%, respectively, when the plant load factor is 75%, when a first-wall fusion neutron load of 10(14) cm-2s-1 caused by 2.45 MeV neutrons, and of 10(14) cm-2s-1 caused by 14.1 MeV neutrons, are assumed. This corresponds to a first-wall load of 2.64 MW/m2.