Effect of neutron source on the incineration of light Water Reactors waste by prismatic high temperature reactors
2007 (English)In: 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelerators, ACCAPP'07, 2007, 568-573 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The present study investigates the effect of neutron source on the incineration of Light Water Reactors waste by the Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor. Three different core configurations have been analyzed: critical, accelerator and fusion driven systems. In the accelerator driven system, neutrons are generated by a 1000 MeV proton beam interacting with a lead target. In the fusion driven system, neutrons are generated, in the center of the core, with a fixed energy of 14.1 MeV, through a deuterium-tritium reaction. The comparison of the actinides transmutation for the three configurations shows unclear benefits for the driven systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 568-573 p.
Actinides, Atoms, Deuterium, Electric generators, Elementary particle sources, Gas turbines, Helium, Incineration, Inert gases, Light water reactors, Neutron sources, Neutrons, Tritium, Water cooled reactors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154906ScopusID: 2-s2.0-58349108282ISBN: 0894480545ISBN: 978-089448054-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154906DiVA: diva2:759615
8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelerators, ACCAPP'07, 29 July 2007 through 2 August 2007, Pocatello, ID, United States
QC 201410302014-10-302014-10-292014-10-30Bibliographically approved