Accelerator driven systems for transmutation: Safety considerations and analyses of EFIT type cores

P. Liu, Xue-Nong Chen, C. Matzerath Boccaccini, W. Maschek, Peter Smith, V. Sobolev

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    European R&D for Accelerator Driven System (ADS) design and fuel development in the 6th EC Framework Programme is driven by the Intgrated Project EUROTRANS. In EUROTRANS two ADS design routes are followed, the XT-ADS and the EFIT. The XT-ADS is designed to provide the experimental demonstration of transmutation in an. The longer-term EFIT development (European Facility for Industrial Transmutation) aims at a generic conceptual design of a full transmuter. Within EUROTRANS, the domain 3 (DM3) named 'AFTRA', is responsible for a deeper assessment of the behavior of the dedicated fuels and for development of the fuel database for the EFIT core design. To test and assess the behavior of the currently chosen CERCER (MgO-matrix) and CERMET (Mo-matrix) fuels under normal operation and transient conditions, the AFTRA domain has performed some preliminary core design studies on an EFIT (coined AFTRA-EFIT). In this paper, design data and transient analyses of multi-zone high/lower power density cores are presented and important safety phenomena are analyzed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenges on Power Engineering and Environment
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering 2007, ICOPE 2007
    EditorsFei Wang, Kefa Cen, Yong Chi
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9787308055956, 9783540766940
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76693-3
    StatePublished - 2007
    EventInternational Conference On Power Engineering, ICOPE-2007 - Hangzhou
    Duration: 23 Oct 200727 Oct 2007

    Publication series

    NameChallenges on Power Engineering and Environment - Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering 2007, ICOPE 2007


    ConferenceInternational Conference On Power Engineering, ICOPE-2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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