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Title: On-Going Comparison of Advanced Fuel Cycle Options

This paper summarizes the current comprehensive comparison of four major fuel cycle strategies: once-through, thermal recycle, thermal+fast recycle, fast recycle. It then proceeds to summarize comparison of the major technology options for the key elements of the fuel cycle that can implement each of the four strategies - separation processing, transmutation reactors, and fuels.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
839342
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Americas Nuclear Energy Symposium (ANES 2004), Miami, FL (US), 10/03/2004--10/06/2004; Other Information: PBD: 3 Oct 2004
Research Org:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID; U.S. Department of Energy; Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FUEL CYCLE; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PROCESSING; TRANSMUTATION; NUCLEAR FUELS; SPENT FUELS; AFCI PROGRAM; ADVANCED FUEL CYCLE; GEOLOGIC REPOSITORIES; SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL DISPOSAL