Fei, T and Shwageraus, E and Driscoll, MJ (2011) A cost-effective U-235 once-through startup mode for SFRs. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 734-735..Full text not available from this repository.
Near term deployment of fast reactors in the US is inhibited, in part, by the unavailability of plutonium recovered from reprocessing of discharged light-water- reactor (LWR) fuel. There is, however, a way to make a once-through U-235 fueled sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) core economically competitive with its LWR counterpart. A principal enabling factor is the use of high- albedo MgO reflectors in lieu of depleted uranium radial and axial blankets (1) (2). The resulting core is then usually limited by cladding fluence rather than reactivity lifetime, leading to a tradeoff between reducing U-235 enrichment to reduce fuel cost versus increasing it to reduce flux, hence fluence. A compromise design is described which has projected once-through fuel cycle costs, in mills/kWhre, comparable to that of current LWRs.
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|Date Deposited:||15 Dec 2015 13:33|
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