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Small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies. Proceedings of an advisory group meeting

Abstract

In the future for developing regions and remote areas one or two power reactors in the 50 MWe to 100 MWe range could be appropriately applied for electricity and heat generation. Introducing and managing such a small program with conventional reactor systems would require a mature supporting technological infrastructure and many skilled highly-trained staff at the site, which might be a problem in some countries. An increased number of small conventional reactors would increase the burden and expenditure for assuring security and non-proliferation. To this end, the time has come to develop an innovative small reactor concept which meets the following requirements: reliable, safe operation with a minimum maintenance and supporting infrastructure, economic competitiveness with alternative energy sources available to the candidate sites, and significant improvements in proliferation resistance relative to existing reactor systems. Successful resolution of such a problem requires a comprehensive system approach that considers all aspects of manufacturing, transportation, operation and ultimate disposal. Some elements of this approach have been used previously in the development of propulsion nuclear power systems, with consideration given to many diverse requirements such as highly autonomous operation for a long period of time, no planned maintenance, no on-site refueling and ultimate disposition.  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 2000
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1172
Reference Number:
EDB-01:002375
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advisory group meeting on small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies, Obninsk (Russian Federation), 20-24 Jul 1998; Other Information: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Sep 2000
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; COGENERATION; DESALINATION; ECONOMICS; IAEA; LEADING ABSTRACT; NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY; POWER GENERATION; PROPULSION REACTORS; REACTOR FUELING; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTOR SITES; RELIABILITY; REMOTE AREAS; SECURITY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; WASTE DISPOSAL; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
20114842
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0056263058465
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
196 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies. Proceedings of an advisory group meeting. IAEA: N. p., 2000. Web.
Small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies. Proceedings of an advisory group meeting. IAEA.
2000. "Small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies. Proceedings of an advisory group meeting." IAEA.
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title = {Small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies. Proceedings of an advisory group meeting}
abstractNote = {In the future for developing regions and remote areas one or two power reactors in the 50 MWe to 100 MWe range could be appropriately applied for electricity and heat generation. Introducing and managing such a small program with conventional reactor systems would require a mature supporting technological infrastructure and many skilled highly-trained staff at the site, which might be a problem in some countries. An increased number of small conventional reactors would increase the burden and expenditure for assuring security and non-proliferation. To this end, the time has come to develop an innovative small reactor concept which meets the following requirements: reliable, safe operation with a minimum maintenance and supporting infrastructure, economic competitiveness with alternative energy sources available to the candidate sites, and significant improvements in proliferation resistance relative to existing reactor systems. Successful resolution of such a problem requires a comprehensive system approach that considers all aspects of manufacturing, transportation, operation and ultimate disposal. Some elements of this approach have been used previously in the development of propulsion nuclear power systems, with consideration given to many diverse requirements such as highly autonomous operation for a long period of time, no planned maintenance, no on-site refueling and ultimate disposition. It is with this focus that the IAEA convened the Advisory Group on Propulsion Reactor technologies for Civilian Applications.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2000}
month = {Sep}
}