skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: Advantages of liquid fluoride thorium reactor in comparison with light water reactor

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) is an innovative design for the thermal breeder reactor that has important potential benefits over the traditional reactor design. LFTR is fluoride based liquid fuel, that use the thorium dissolved in salt mixture of lithium fluoride and beryllium fluoride. Therefore, LFTR technology is fundamentally different from the solid fuel technology currently in use. Although the traditional nuclear reactor technology has been proven, it has perceptual problems with safety and nuclear waste products. The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential advantages of LFTR in three aspects such as safety, fuel efficiency and nuclear waste as an alternative energy generator in the future. Comparisons between LFTR and Light Water Reactor (LWR), on general principles of fuel cycle, resource availability, radiotoxicity and nuclear weapon proliferation shall be elaborated.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Nuclear Science Program, School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391629
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1659; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NuSTEC2014: Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, Skudai, Johor (Malaysia), 11-13 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BERYLLIUM FLUORIDES; BREEDER REACTORS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; FUEL CYCLE; LIQUID FUELS; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; PROLIFERATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR SAFETY; SOLID FUELS; THORIUM REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS