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Title: Merits and Feasibility of Pu-Er-Zr Oxide as LWR Fuel

Abstract

The use of plutonium inert matrix fuel (IMF) assemblies in current light water reactors (LWRs) represents a promising approach for the effective reduction of the large plutonium-inventories, both reactor grade (RG) and weapons grade (WG), that have accumulated worldwide. This paper presents the status of Swiss research and development efforts toward establishing the viability of Pu-Er-Zr oxide as an IMF that could be introduced into pressurized water reactors (PWRs) without basically changing fuel assembly and core designs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (CH); Paul Scherrer Institute (CH)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786273
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109316
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 82; PBD: 4 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES; ERBIUM OXIDES; PWR TYPE REACTORS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; PLUTONIUM RECYCLE; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; NUCLEAR FUELS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS

Citation Formats

R. Chawla. Merits and Feasibility of Pu-Er-Zr Oxide as LWR Fuel. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
R. Chawla. Merits and Feasibility of Pu-Er-Zr Oxide as LWR Fuel. United States.
R. Chawla. Sun . "Merits and Feasibility of Pu-Er-Zr Oxide as LWR Fuel". United States.
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