The fixed bed nuclear reactor concept


Sahin S., Sefidvash F.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.49, no.7, pp.1902-1909, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2007.12.017
  • Journal Name: ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1902-1909
  • Keywords: advanced reactors, spherical fuel, coated particle fuel, fluidized bed
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In the present work, the basic features of a new reactor type, the so-called Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor (FBNR) is presented. FBNR is a small reactor (40 MWe) without the need of on-site refueling. It utilizes the PWR technology but uses the HTGR type fuel elements. It has the characteristics of being simple in design, modular, inherent safety, passive cooling, proliferation resistant, and reduced environmental impact.