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Title: Practical Combinations of Light-Water Reactors and Fast-Reactors for Future Actinide Transmutation

Abstract

Multicycle partitioning-transmutation (P-T) studies continue to show that use of existing light-water reactors (LWRs) and new advanced light-water reactors (ALWRs) can effectively transmute transuranic (TRU) actinides, enabling initiation of full actinide recycle much earlier than waiting for the development and deployment of sufficient fast reactor (FR) capacity. The combination of initial P-T cycles using LWRs/ALWRs in parallel with economic improvements to FR usage for electricity production, and a follow-on transition period in which FRs are deployed, is a practical approach to near-term closure of the nuclear fuel cycle with full actinide recycle.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
975055
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS Global 2007, Boise, ID, USA, 20070909, 20070909
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ACTINIDES; CAPACITY; CLOSURES; ECONOMICS; ELECTRICITY; FAST REACTORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PRODUCTION; TRANSMUTATION

Citation Formats

Collins, Emory D, and Renier, John-Paul. Practical Combinations of Light-Water Reactors and Fast-Reactors for Future Actinide Transmutation. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Collins, Emory D, & Renier, John-Paul. Practical Combinations of Light-Water Reactors and Fast-Reactors for Future Actinide Transmutation. United States.
Collins, Emory D, and Renier, John-Paul. Mon . "Practical Combinations of Light-Water Reactors and Fast-Reactors for Future Actinide Transmutation". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Multicycle partitioning-transmutation (P-T) studies continue to show that use of existing light-water reactors (LWRs) and new advanced light-water reactors (ALWRs) can effectively transmute transuranic (TRU) actinides, enabling initiation of full actinide recycle much earlier than waiting for the development and deployment of sufficient fast reactor (FR) capacity. The combination of initial P-T cycles using LWRs/ALWRs in parallel with economic improvements to FR usage for electricity production, and a follow-on transition period in which FRs are deployed, is a practical approach to near-term closure of the nuclear fuel cycle with full actinide recycle.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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