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Title: KWU's high conversion reactor concept - An economical evolution of modern pressurized water reactor technology toward improved uranium ore utilization

Abstract

The Kraftwerk Union AG high conversion reactor represents a quasi-standard PWR with fuel assemblies of more or less uniformly enriched fuel rods, arranged in a tight hexagonal array with a pitch-to-diameter ratio p/d approx. = 1.12. High fuel enrichment as well as a high conversion ratio of --0.9 will provide the potential for high burnup values up to 70 000 MWd/tonne and a low fissile material consumption. The overall objective of the actual RandD program is to have the technical feasibility, including that for licensibility, established by the early 1990s as a prerequisite for deciding whether to enter a demonstration plant program.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kraftwerk Union AG, Hammerbacherstrasse 12 + 14, 8520 Erlangen (DE)
OSTI Identifier:
7010734
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7010734
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nucl. Technol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; DESIGN; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; BURNUP; ECCS; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; FUEL RODS; HYDRAULICS; MODERATOR-FUEL RATIO; REACTOR LATTICE PARAMETERS; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR PHYSICS; THERMODYNAMICS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; EUROPE; FLUID MECHANICS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LICENSING; MECHANICS; PHYSICS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WESTERN EUROPE 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

Citation Formats

Markl, H., Goetzmann, C.A., and Moldaschl, H.. KWU's high conversion reactor concept - An economical evolution of modern pressurized water reactor technology toward improved uranium ore utilization. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Markl, H., Goetzmann, C.A., & Moldaschl, H.. KWU's high conversion reactor concept - An economical evolution of modern pressurized water reactor technology toward improved uranium ore utilization. United States.
Markl, H., Goetzmann, C.A., and Moldaschl, H.. Fri . "KWU's high conversion reactor concept - An economical evolution of modern pressurized water reactor technology toward improved uranium ore utilization". United States.
@article{osti_7010734,
title = {KWU's high conversion reactor concept - An economical evolution of modern pressurized water reactor technology toward improved uranium ore utilization},
author = {Markl, H. and Goetzmann, C.A. and Moldaschl, H.},
abstractNote = {The Kraftwerk Union AG high conversion reactor represents a quasi-standard PWR with fuel assemblies of more or less uniformly enriched fuel rods, arranged in a tight hexagonal array with a pitch-to-diameter ratio p/d approx. = 1.12. High fuel enrichment as well as a high conversion ratio of --0.9 will provide the potential for high burnup values up to 70 000 MWd/tonne and a low fissile material consumption. The overall objective of the actual RandD program is to have the technical feasibility, including that for licensibility, established by the early 1990s as a prerequisite for deciding whether to enter a demonstration plant program.},
doi = {},
journal = {Nucl. Technol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 80:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}