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Title: Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel

Abstract

This report presents an evaluation of the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) from recycling an initial batch of 800 t/y of used nuclear fuel (UNF) through a Recycle Center under a number of different fuel cycle scenarios. The study assumed that apart from the original 800 t of UNF only depleted uranium was available as a feed. Therefore for each subsequent scenario only fuel that was derived from the previous fuel cycle scenario was considered. The scenarios represent a good cross section of the options available and the results contained in this paper and associated appendices will allow for other fuel cycle options to be considered.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Areva Federal Services LLC, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1041314
Report Number(s):
DOE-Areva-00291
TRN: US1202641
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000291
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CROSS SECTIONS; DEPLETED URANIUM; EVALUATION; FUEL CYCLE; NUCLEAR FUELS; RECYCLING

Citation Formats

. Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1041314.
. Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/1041314.
. Wed . "Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/1041314. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1041314.
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