Multiple recycling of fuel in prototype fast breeder reactor

G. Pandikumar, V. Gopalakrishnan, P. Mohanakrishnan

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Abstract

In a thermal neutron reactor, multiple recycle of U-Pu fuel is not possible due to degradation of fissile content of Pu in just one recycle. In the FBR closed fuel cycle, possibility of multi-recycle has been recognized. In the present study, Pu-239 equivalence approach is used to demonstrate the feasibility of achieving near constant input inventory of Pu and near stable Pu isotopic composition after a few recycles of the same fuel of the prototype fast breeder reactor under construction at Kalpakkam. After about five recycles, the cycle-to-cycle variation in the above parameters is below 1%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-832
Number of pages14
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Volume72
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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