Université de Genève | Séminaire de physique corpusculaire | 15 May

Thorium or Uranium fuel cycle for advanced nuclear reactors ? Fuel recycling, multi-recycling, breeding and burning, Dr Jiri Krepel, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI).


Wednesday 15 May, 11:15 a.m.
Science III, Auditoire 1S081
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Genève 4

Abstract: The Thorium fuel cycle provides several advantages, which make it very attractive; e.g. lower waste production and possibly improved reactor safety. However, there are also some drawbacks if compared with the Uranium cycle. The seminar will provide an overview of the basic physical features of both the Thorium and the Uranium fuel cycles and comparison of their performance (criticality, breeding gain) and safety-related parameters (Doppler effect, coolant density effect), with respect to fuel recycling, multi-recycling, breeding and burning.

Organised by Prof. Teresa.Montaruli@unige.ch and Prof. Giuseppe.Iacobucci@unige.ch.

More information here.