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Title: Design of Recycle PWR with Heavy Water Moderation

This study shows the conceptual plant design of the recycle PWR (RPWR), which is an innovative MOX-PWR with breeding ratios around 1.1 moderated by heavy water. Most of the plant systems of RPWR can employ the systems of PWRs. RPWR has no acid boron systems and has a small tritium removal system. The construction and operation costs are similar to the current PWRs. While, heavy water cost will be decreased drastically with up-to-date producing methods. The reliability for the plant systems of RPWR is high and R and D cost for realizing RPWR is very low because the core design of RPWR is fundamentally based on the current PWR technology. (authors)
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Reactor Core Engineering Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., 3-1, Minatomirai 3-chome, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8401 (Japan)
  2. The Japan Atomic Power Company - JAPC (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21167831
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP'02: 2002 International congress on advances in nuclear power plants, Hollywood, FL (United States), 9-13 Jun 2002; Other Information: Country of input: France; 5 refs
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society - ANS, La Grange Park (United States)
Research Org:
American Nuclear Society, 555 North Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526 (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BORON; BREEDING RATIO; CONSTRUCTION; COST; DESIGN; HEAVY WATER; OPERATION; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RELIABILITY; REMOVAL; TRITIUM