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Performance of a transmutation advanced device for sustainable energy application
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
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Abstract
Preliminary studies have been performed to design a device for nuclear waste transmutation and hydrogen generation based on a gas-cooled pebble bed accelerator driven system, TADSEA (Transmutation Advanced Device for Sustainable Energy Application). In previous studies we have addressed the viability of an ADS Transmutation device that uses as fuel wastes from the existing LWR power plants, encapsulated in graphite in the form of pebble beds, cooled by helium which enables high temperatures (in the order of 1200 K), to generate hydrogen from water either by high temperature electrolysis or by thermochemical cycles. For designing this device several configurations were studied, including several reflectors thickness, to achieve the desired parameters, the transmutation of nuclear waste and the production of 100 MW of thermal power. In this paper new studies performed on deep burn in-core fuel management strategy for LWR waste are presented. The fuel cycle on TADSEA device has been analyzed based on both: driven and transmutation fuel that had been proposed by the General Atomic design of a gas turbine-modular helium reactor. The transmutation results of the three fuel management strategies, using driven, transmutation and standard LWR spent fuel were compared, and several parameters describing the neutron performance of TADSEA nuclear core as the fuel and moderator temperature reactivity coefficients and transmutation chain, are also presented
International
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JCR
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Title
Progress in Nuclear Energy
ISBN
0149-1970
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
53
10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.07.009
Journal number
From page
1151
To page
1158
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: C. García (Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas, Cuba)
  • Autor: J. Rosales (Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas)
  • Autor: L. García (Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas)
  • Autor: A. Pérez-Navarro (Instituto de Ingeniería Energética, Valencia)
  • Autor: A. Escrivá (Instituto de Ingeniería Energética, Valencia)
  • Autor: Alberto Abanades Velasco (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Energética y Fluidomecánica
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