Investigation of CANDU reactors as a thorium burner


Sahin S., Yildiz K., Sahin H., Acir A.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, cilt.47, ss.1661-1675, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.enconman.2005.10.013
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1661-1675

Özet

Large quantities of plutonium have been accumulated in the nuclear waste of civilian LWRs and CANDU reactors. Reactor grade plutonium can be used as a booster fissile fuel material in the form of mixed ThO2/PuO2 fuel in a CANDU fuel bundle in order to assure reactor criticality. The paper investigates the prospects of exploiting the rich world thorium reserves in CANDU reactors.