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Title: Composite Fuels in Inert Matrix for a Plutonium Multirecycling Strategy in PWRs

Abstract

Problems arising from the accumulation of plutonium stock, whether from civil origin or resulting from arms reform, are beginning to be well defined, and a major international effort has been undertaken. Obviously, elements of solutions to problems linked to multirecycling and plutonium in-reactor optimization may be found in the short and medium runs by taking into account the capacities of composite fuels in an inert matrix in the fields of neutronics and material sciences. A composite fuel without uranium in an inert matrix increases the consumption of plutonium, as the conversion source ({sup 238}U) is eliminated at design. The presented plutonium multirecycling scenario shows that balancing the incoming-outgoing plutonium fluxes for the French pool is possible, and if approximately a third of the pool uses this type of fuel, fluxes may very rapidly be balanced.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (FR)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786274
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109317
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; DESIGN; PLUTONIUM RECYCLE; PWR TYPE REACTORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; PLUTONIUM; RECYCLING

Citation Formats

Jacques Porta, Stefano Baldi, Jean Bergeron, and Philippe Dehaudt. Composite Fuels in Inert Matrix for a Plutonium Multirecycling Strategy in PWRs. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Jacques Porta, Stefano Baldi, Jean Bergeron, & Philippe Dehaudt. Composite Fuels in Inert Matrix for a Plutonium Multirecycling Strategy in PWRs. United States.
Jacques Porta, Stefano Baldi, Jean Bergeron, and Philippe Dehaudt. Sun . "Composite Fuels in Inert Matrix for a Plutonium Multirecycling Strategy in PWRs". United States.
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title = {Composite Fuels in Inert Matrix for a Plutonium Multirecycling Strategy in PWRs},
author = {Jacques Porta and Stefano Baldi and Jean Bergeron and Philippe Dehaudt},
abstractNote = {Problems arising from the accumulation of plutonium stock, whether from civil origin or resulting from arms reform, are beginning to be well defined, and a major international effort has been undertaken. Obviously, elements of solutions to problems linked to multirecycling and plutonium in-reactor optimization may be found in the short and medium runs by taking into account the capacities of composite fuels in an inert matrix in the fields of neutronics and material sciences. A composite fuel without uranium in an inert matrix increases the consumption of plutonium, as the conversion source ({sup 238}U) is eliminated at design. The presented plutonium multirecycling scenario shows that balancing the incoming-outgoing plutonium fluxes for the French pool is possible, and if approximately a third of the pool uses this type of fuel, fluxes may very rapidly be balanced.},
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year = {2000},
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