University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - Research portal

Selected Publication:

Friess, F; Kutt, M; Englert, M.
(2015): Proliferation issues related to fast SMRs
ANN NUCL ENERGY. 2015; 85: 725-731. FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
This paper contributes to the literature on proliferation risks of small modular reactors. After a general discussion of SMR developments, in the main section of this paper we present an analysis of a generic sodium-cooled fast reactor designed to sustain an unusual lifetime of 30 years, similar to concepts such as the Toshiba 45. For this reactor, material composition over lifetime is calculated and its material attractiveness compared to (spent) fuel from other reactor types. Depletion calculations show that a significant amount of plutonium is produced over time with an isotopic composition highly attractive for military purposes. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
FrieƟ Friederike
BOKU Gendermonitor:


Find related publications in this database (Keywords)
Small modular reactor
Long-lived cores
Non-proliferation
Plutonium production
Dose rate


Altmetric:
© BOKU Wien Imprint