BROWSE

Related Researcher

Author's Photo

Choi, Sungyeol
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Lab (NCEL)
Research Interests
  • Fuel Cycle Chemistry; Nuclear Plant Chemistry; Non-aqueous Electrochemistry; Nuclear Security

ITEM VIEW & DOWNLOAD

Performance Modeling and Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Recycling

Cited 0 times inthomson ciCited 0 times inthomson ci
Title
Performance Modeling and Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Recycling
Author
Gao, RuxingChoi, SungyeolZhou, YunKo, Won Il
Issue Date
2015-12
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Citation
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, v.39, no.15, pp.1981 - 1993
Abstract
The rapid expansion of nuclear energy in China has intensified concerns regarding spent fuel management. However, the consequences of failure or delay in developing approaches to managing spent fuel in China have not yet been explicitly analyzed. Thus, a dynamic analysis of transitions in nuclear fuel cycles in China to 2050 was conducted. This multidisciplinary study compares the environmental, security, and economic consequences of choices among ongoing technology development options for spent fuel management. Four transition scenarios were identified: the direct disposal of PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) spent fuel, the recycling of PWR spent fuel through PWR-MOX (Mixed Oxides), the PWR-MOX followed by fast reactors, and the recycling of PWR spent fuel using fast reactors. Direct disposal would have the lowest cost of electricity generation under the current market conditions, while the reprocessing and recycling of PWR spent fuel would benefit the Chinese nuclear power program by reducing the generation of high level waste (67-82%), saving natural U resources (9-17%), and reducing Pu management risk (24-58%). Moreover, a fast reactor system would provide better performance than one-time recycling through PWR-MOX. The latter also poses high risks in managing the build-up of separated Pu.
URI
https://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/17607
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/er.3424/abstract
DOI
10.1002/er.3424
ISSN
0363-907X
Appears in Collections:
MEN_Journal Papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

find_unist can give you direct access to the published full text of this article. (UNISTARs only)

Show full item record

qrcode

  • mendeley

    citeulike

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

MENU