Assessment of uranium-free nitride fuels for spent fuel transmutation in fast reactor systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Peddicord , Kenneth L . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Adams , Marvin L . en_US
dc.creator Szakaly , Frank Joseph en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004 -09 -30T01 :40 :35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -18T22 :28 :04Z
dc.date.available 2004 -09 -30T01 :40 :35Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -18T22 :28 :04Z
dc.date.created 2003 -05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 -09 -30T01 :40 :35Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /31
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this work is to investigate the implementation of nitride fuels containing little or no uranium in a fast -spectrum nuclear reactor to reduce the amount of plutonium and minor actinides in spent nuclear fuel destined for the Yucca Mountain Repository . A two tier recycling strategy is proposed . Thermal spectrum transmutation systems converted from the existing LWR fleet were modeled for the first tier , and the Japanese fast reactor MONJU was used for the fast -spectrum transmutation . The modeling was performed with the Monteburns code . Transmutation performance was investigated as well as delayed neutron fraction , heat generation rates , and radioactivity of the spent material in the short and long term for the different transmutation fuel cycles . A two -tier recycling strategy incorporating fast and thermal transmutation with uranium -free nitride fuel was shown to reduce the long -term heat generation rates and radioactivity of the spent nuclear fuel inventory . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject nuclear fuel en_US
dc.title Assessment of uranium -free nitride fuels for spent fuel transmutation in fast reactor systems en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Assessment of uranium-free nitride fuels for spent fuel transmutation in fast reactor systems. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /31 .

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