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Evaluation of the Thermodynamics of Deep Burnup HTGR Fuel With Plutonium Kernels

[+] Author Affiliations
N. N. Ponomarev-Stepnoy, A. S. Ivanov, I. A. Belov, A. A. Rusinkevich

RRC-Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia

V. M. Makarov

VNIINM-Bochvar Institute, Moscow, Russia

T. Lindemer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

D. McEachern, J. Razvi

General Atomics, San Diego, CA

Paper No. HTR2008-58081, pp. 257-262; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/HTR2008-58081
From:
  • Fourth International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology
  • Fourth International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology, Volume 1
  • Washington, DC, USA, September 28–October 1, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4854-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3834-1
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Rosatom of the Russian Federation and the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration are developing the Gas-Turbine Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) for the disposition of weapons-grade plutonium. Cost effective disposition of this plutonium material can be achieved by use of very high burnup coated particle fuel in the GT-MHR. In this way essentially all of the valuable energy of the Pu can be efficiently converted to electricity in one pass of the fuel through the GT-MHR.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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