PROBLEMS EXPECTED IN THE FUTURE FUEL CYCLE DEVELOPMENT OF DENSE FUELS FOR LMFBR'S
A deeper study of problems associated with the FBR fuel cycle is needed. candidates. Their potentials for in-pile performance and some limited aspects of fuel handling and safety are compared; the boundary conditions for this comparison are provided by pin design and reactor operation parameters. It is not possible as yet to decide which of the two fuels attains higher burn-up under these conditions. A task of the next future should be to improve fabrication and irradiation performance of nitride. The expenditures for reprocessing have dramatically increased, reprocessing will play a key role in the future cost of the closed LMFBR fuel cycle. In the forseeable future the Purex process, will be used also for LMFBR fuels and the reprocessing of carbide and nitride fuel has to be adapted. The advantages and disadvantages of the two ceramic fuels will be compared and the problems associated with regard to process steps and waste treatment will be outlined. Again more detailed studies will be required.
Bibliographic Reference: IAEA ADVISORY GROUP MEETING ON ADVANCED FUEL TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, WUERENLINGEN (SWITZERLAND), DEC. 4-6, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31898 ORA
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