Title: Development of Pyro-processing Fuel Cycle Technology for Closing Actinide Cycle
Citation: Procedia Chemistry vol. 7 p. 772 - 778
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC78623
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC78623
DOI: 10.1016/j.proche.2012.10.117
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Pyro-processing fuel cycle technology is a promising technological candidate to realize advanced fuel cycle with reduced burdens of proliferation risk and long life radioactive waste. CRIEPI have been studying pyro-processing and metal fuel technology since 1986 for obtaining basic properties, process chemistry and engineering technologies. In this century, CRIEPI and JRC-ITU have jointly demonstrated the recovery of MAs from both irradiated metal fuels and spent MOX fuels. Since 2009, accumulation of the design basics through tests with engineering-scale pyroprocessing equipment is carried out by CRIEPI. According to the results obtained in these studies, feasibility of pyroprocessing fuel cycle technology was evaluated through estimation of Technology Readiness Level and cycle cost based on the design study of fuel cycle facility of 40 tonHM/y throughput.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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