Advanced Nuclear Systems Consuming Excess Plutonium

A survey of recent developments in the field of plutonium disposal by the application of advanced nuclear systems, both critical and subcritical. Current national R&D plans are summarized. The actinide-fuelled critical reactors are associated with control problems, since they tend to have a smal...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Merz, E.R. (Editor), Walter, Carl E. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1997, 1997
Edition:1st ed. 1997
Series:Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1, Disarmament Technologies
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 26. Problems of radiochemical reprocessing, related to Plutonium utilization
  • 27. French Law on waste management research - General view on the partitioning program and current state of partitioning studies
  • 28. Self-regulating processes in nuclear reactor
  • 14. Advanced CANDU Systems for Plutonium destruction
  • 15. Advanced systems for Plutonium utilization
  • 16. Burning of weapon-grade Plutonium in WER and HTGR reactors
  • 17. Utilization of excess Plutonium in molten salt reactors
  • 18. Accelerator-driven systems - a new perspective on Fission Energy
  • 19. On solving the fissionable Materials non-proliferation problem in the closed Uranium-Thorium cycle
  • 20. Destruction of Plutonium and other nuclear waste materials using the accelerator-driven transmutation of waste concept
  • 21. Environmental & safety problems in Plutonium utilization & power generation
  • 22. Accelerator-driven transmutation system with liquid Lead cooling-Basic conditions, layout goals and results
  • 23. Plutonium problem and one of the solution techniques
  • 24. The utilitarian approach to the disposition of Plutonium
  • 25. Neutron spectrum concerning ex-weapon plutonium degradation and Plutonium utilization in the future
  • 1. Introduction to the workshop
  • 2. View on the problem of the Plutonium utilization in Russia
  • 3. Safety aspects of advanced nuclear systems consuming Plutonium
  • 4. Problems of excess Plutonium utilization in nuclear reactors
  • 5. Recent neutron physics investigations on the incineration of Plutonium and other Transurania elements
  • 6. The benefits of an advanced fast reactor fuel cycle for Plutonium management
  • 7. Experience of SSC RF RINR on usage of Uranium-Plutonium oxide fuel in nuclear reactors
  • 8. Energy source for the human demand
  • 9. Plutonium-based nuclear power and nonproliferation
  • 10. The cost of weapons Plutonium disposition through MOX utilisation in existing commercial LWRs
  • 11. A realistic Plutonium elimination scheme with fast energy amplifiers and Thorium-Plutonium fuel
  • 12. Weapons grade Plutonium destruction in the gas turbine modular helium reactor (GT-MHR)
  • 13. Accelerator driven systems - some safety and fuel cycle considerations