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Title: Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) for Power and Process Heat

In 2011 the U.S. Department of Energy through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) awarded a 3- year integrated research project (IRP) to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its partners at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW). The IRP included Westinghouse Electric Company and an advisory panel chaired by Regis Matzie that provided advice as the project progressed. The first sentence of the proposal stated the goals: The objective of this Integrated Research Project (IRP) is to develop a path forward to a commercially viable salt-cooled solid-fuel high-temperature reactor with superior economic, safety, waste, nonproliferation, and physical security characteristics compared to light-water reactors. This report summarizes major results of this research.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1183687
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP--11-3272; MIT-ANP-TR--157
11-3272; TRN: US1500405
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; PROCESS HEAT; FLUORIDES; MOLTEN SALT COOLED REACTORS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SOLID FUELS; PROCESS HEAT REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; PROLIFERATION; SAFETY; SECURITY; WASTES