Use of thorium in thermal-neutron reactors: Different types of fuel compositions in VVER-1000 reactor cell

A. Naymushin, Yu Chertkov, I. Lebedev, M. Anikin, S. Savanyuk

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Abstract

This work is dedicated to exploring possibilities of using alternative thorium-based fuel compositions in VVER-type reactor. The article describes comparison between standard uranium dioxide fuel and perspective fuel composition: thorium dioxide, mixed thorium and plutonium dioxides. The calculation result show that using of perspective fuel composition caused to improving of physical and economical characteristics of reactor core. Furthermore, investigated fuel provide effective burnup, that increase fuel cycle length. Moreover, growth of using fertile isotopes is shown in comparison with standard fuel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Industrial Pollution Control
Volume32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Fuel composition
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Thermal-neutron reactors
  • Thorium
  • VVER-type reactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Atmospheric Science

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