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Deep underground transmutor (passive heat removal of LWR with hard neutron energy spectrum)

Authors
Journal
Progress in Nuclear Energy
0149-1970
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
40
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0149-1970(02)00066-5

Abstract

Abstract To run a high conversion reactor with Pu -Th fueled tight fueled assembly which has a long burn-up of a fuel, the reactor should be run in a deep under-ground. Putting the reactor in a deep under ground a reactor heat can be removed passively not only in steady state run and also in an emergency case of loss of coolant and loss of on-site power, and safety of reactor can be improved. Also we can minimize an evacuation area, and can run the reactor near consumer area. This reduces the cost of generating electricity by eliminating the container building and shortening the transmission line.

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