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Title: Development and Deployment Assessment of a Melt-Down Proof Modular Micro Reactor (MDP-MMR)

Abstract

The objective of this project is to perform feasibility assessment and technology gap analysis and establish a development roadmap for an innovative and highly compact Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) concept that integrates power production, power conversion and electricity generation in a single unit. The MMR is envisioned to use fully ceramic micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel, a particularly robust form of TRISO fuel, and to be gas-cooled (e.g., He or CO 2) and capable of generating power in the range of 10 to 40 MW-thermal. It is designed to be absolutely melt-down proof (MDP) under all circumstances including complete loss of coolant scenarios with no possible release of radioactive material, to be factory produced, to have a cycle length of greater than 20 years, and to be highly proliferation resistant. In addition, it will be transportable, retrievable and suitable for use in remote areas. As such, the MDP-MMR will represent a versatile reactor concept that is suitable for use in various applications including electricity generation, process heat utilization and propulsion.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. Ultra-Safe Nuclear Corp., Seatlle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs (CI); USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1431209
Report Number(s):
14-6782
14-6782; TRN: US1801195
DOE Contract Number:
NE0008258
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Hawari, Ayman I., and Venneri, Francesco. Development and Deployment Assessment of a Melt-Down Proof Modular Micro Reactor (MDP-MMR). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1431209.
Hawari, Ayman I., & Venneri, Francesco. Development and Deployment Assessment of a Melt-Down Proof Modular Micro Reactor (MDP-MMR). United States. doi:10.2172/1431209.
Hawari, Ayman I., and Venneri, Francesco. Mon . "Development and Deployment Assessment of a Melt-Down Proof Modular Micro Reactor (MDP-MMR)". United States. doi:10.2172/1431209. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1431209.
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abstractNote = {The objective of this project is to perform feasibility assessment and technology gap analysis and establish a development roadmap for an innovative and highly compact Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) concept that integrates power production, power conversion and electricity generation in a single unit. The MMR is envisioned to use fully ceramic micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel, a particularly robust form of TRISO fuel, and to be gas-cooled (e.g., He or CO2) and capable of generating power in the range of 10 to 40 MW-thermal. It is designed to be absolutely melt-down proof (MDP) under all circumstances including complete loss of coolant scenarios with no possible release of radioactive material, to be factory produced, to have a cycle length of greater than 20 years, and to be highly proliferation resistant. In addition, it will be transportable, retrievable and suitable for use in remote areas. As such, the MDP-MMR will represent a versatile reactor concept that is suitable for use in various applications including electricity generation, process heat utilization and propulsion.},
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year = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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