Assessment of criticality and burn up behavior of candu reactors with nuclear waste trans uranium fuel


ŞAHİN S., Ahmed R., Khan M. J.

PROGRESS IN NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.60, pp.19-26, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2012.04.005
  • Title of Journal : PROGRESS IN NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-26

Abstract

Large quantities of nuclear waste plutonium and minor actinides (MAs) have been accumulated in the civilian light water reactors (LWRs) and CANDU reactors. These trans uranium (TRU) elements are all fissionable, and thus can be considered as fissile fuel materials in form of mixed fuel with thorium or naturanium in the latter. CANDU fuel compacts made of tristructural-isotropic (TRISO) type pellets would withstand very high burn ups without fuel change.