Light and heavy water cooled hybrid reactors for rejuvenation of LWR spent fuels

Unalan S., Ayata T., Akansu S. O., ERİŞEN A., BÖLÜKBAŞI A.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.44, no.16, pp.2567-2587, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0196-8904(03)00018-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2567-2587
  • Keywords: hybrid reactors, LWR spent fuel, rejuvenation, water coolant, POWER-DENSITY, FISSION, BLANKET, DESIGN
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This study analyzes the rejuvenation performance and energy production of D-T driven hybrid blankets fueled by LWR spent fuel and cooled by heavy water (D2O) and light water (H2O). A fuel zone is placed between two cylindrical walls (first wall and second wall). The coolants through the fuel zone are circulated at an operation pressure of 70 bar. The fusion plasma chamber radius is 39.2 cm. The volume fractions selected for the fuel and coolant are 45.5% and 45.5%, respectively, corresponding to the ratio of coolant to fuel of 1:1.