Commercial utilization of weapon grade plutonium as TRISO fuel in conventional CANDU reactors


ŞAHİN S., Sahin H. M. , ACIR A.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, cilt.63, ss.17-24, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 63
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.enconman.2011.12.029
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-24

Özet

Large quantities of weapon grade (WG) plutonium have been accumulated in the nuclear warheads. Plutonium and heavy water moderator can give a good combination with respect to neutron economy. TRISO type fuel can withstand very high fuel burn up levels. The paper investigates the prospects of utilization of TRISO fuel made of WG-plutonium in CANDU reactors.