The fixed bed nuclear reactor concept


Sahin S., Sefidvash F.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enconman.2007.12.017
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1902-1909

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.