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The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is a fast reactor system developed at Argonne National Laboratory in the decade 1984 to 1994. The IFR project developed the technology for a complete system; the reactor, the entire fuel cycle and the waste management technologies were all included in the development program. The reactor concept had important features and characteristics that were completely new and fuel cycle and waste management technologies that were entirely new developments. The reactor is a “fast” reactor – that is, the chain reaction is maintained by “fast” neutrons with high energy – which produces its own fuel. The IFR reactor and associated fuel cycle is a closed system. Electrical power is generated, new fissile fuel is produced to replace the fuel burned, its used fuel is processed for recycling by pyroprocessing – a new development – and waste is put in final form for disposal. All this is done on one self-sufficient site.The scale and duration of the project and its funding made it the largest nuclear energy R and D program of its day. Its purpose was the development of a long term massive new energy source, capable of meeting the nation's electrical energy needs in any amount, and for as long as it is needed, forever, if necessary. Safety, non-proliferation and waste toxicity properties were improved as well, these three the characteristics most commonly cited in opposition to nuclear power.Development proceeded from success to success. Most of the development had been done when the program was abruptly cancelled by the newly elected Clinton Administration. In his 1994 State of the Union address the president stated that “unnecessary programs in advanced reactor development will be terminated.” The IFR was that program.This book gives the real story of the IFR, written by the two nuclear scientists who were most deeply involved in its conception, the development of its R and D program, and its management.Between the scientific and engineering papers and reports, and books on the IFR, and the non-technical and often impassioned dialogue that continues to this day on fast reactor technology, we felt there is room for a volume that, while accurate technically, is written in a manner accessible to the non-specialist and even to the non-technical reader who simply wants to know what this technology is.

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  • Author : Charles E. Till
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 391 pages
  • ISBN : 9781466384606
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Plentiful Energy

Plentiful Energy
  • Author : Charles E. Till,Yoon Il Chang
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is a fast reactor system developed at Argonne National Laboratory in the decade 1984 to 1994. The IFR project developed the technology for a complete system; the reactor, the entire fuel cycle and the waste management technologies were all included in the development program. The reactor concept had important features and characteristics that were completely new and fuel cycle and waste management technologies that were entirely new developments. The reactor is a “fast” reactor – that is, the

Fast Spectrum Reactors

Fast Spectrum Reactors
  • Author : Alan E. Waltar,Donald R. Todd,Pavel V. Tsvetkov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 28 September 2011
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This book is a complete update of the classic 1981 FAST BREEDER REACTORS textbook authored by Alan E. Waltar and Albert B. Reynolds, which , along with the Russian translation, served as a major reference book for fast reactors systems. Major updates include transmutation physics (a key technology to substantially ameliorate issues associated with the storage of high-level nuclear waste ), advances in fuels and materials technology (including metal fuels and cladding materials capable of high-temperature and high burnup), and new approaches to

Fast Reactor Database 2006 Update

Fast Reactor Database 2006 Update
  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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Liquid metal cooled fast reactors (LMFRs) have been under development for about 50 years. The fast reactor database (FRDB) summarised in this report contains detailed design and operational data on 37 fast reactor plants, their thermal power ranging from 10 to 4000 MW, covering experimental, prototype, demonstration and commercial size LMFRs. Data includes physical, hydraulic and thermomechanical characteristics, technological requirements and methods and criteria to ensure safe operation, as well as dimensions, materials information and main design features and performance parameters of reactor cores,

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors
  • Author : Igor Pioro
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 09 June 2016
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Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors presents information on the current fleet of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) with water-cooled reactors (Generation III and III+) (96% of 430 power reactors in the world) that have relatively low thermal efficiencies (within the range of 32 36%) compared to those of modern advanced thermal power plants (combined cycle gas-fired power plants – up to 62% and supercritical pressure coal-fired power plants – up to 55%). Moreover, thermal efficiency of the current fleet of NPPs with water-cooled reactors cannot be increased significantly

Current Research in Nuclear Reactor Technology in Brazil and Worldwide

Current Research in Nuclear Reactor Technology in Brazil and Worldwide
  • Author : Amir Mesquita
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 06 February 2013
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The aim of this book is to disseminate state-of-the-art research and advances in the area of nuclear reactors technology. The book was divided in two parts.Topics discussed in the first part of this compilation include: experimental investigation and computational validation of thermal stratification in PWR reactors piping systems, new methods in doppler broadening function calculation for nuclear reactors fuel temperature, isothermal phase transformation of uranium-zirconium-niobium alloys for advanced nuclear fuel, reactivity Monte Carlo burnup simulations of enriched gadolinium burnable

Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy

Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy
  • Author : Thomas James Dolan
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 08 June 2017
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Molten Salt Reactors is a comprehensive reference on the status of molten salt reactor (MSR) research and thorium fuel utilization. There is growing awareness that nuclear energy is needed to complement intermittent energy sources and to avoid pollution from fossil fuels. Light water reactors are complex, expensive, and vulnerable to core melt, steam explosions, and hydrogen explosions, so better technology is needed. MSRs could operate safely at nearly atmospheric pressure and high temperature, yielding efficient electrical power generation, desalination, actinide

Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Fast Reactors

Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Fast Reactors
  • Author : Evgenei O. Adamov
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 March 2022
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Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Fast Reactors: Handbook of Russian Nuclear Power provides unique insights into research and practical activities from leading Russian experts. It presents readers with unprecedented insight and essential knowledge surrounding nuclear fast reactor technologies, as well as novel methods to close the nuclear fuel cycle to achieve cleaner, more environmentally friendly, and more efficient nuclear power. Using the Proryv Project as a framework, the book's contributors provide detailed descriptions of technologies in development in Russia, allowing

Status and Trends of Nuclear Fuels Technology for Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors

Status and Trends of Nuclear Fuels Technology for Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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"From the inception of nuclear energy, the important role of the sodium cooled fast reactor (SFR) and its fuel cycle has been recognized for long term sustainability of nuclear power. This publication covers the status and trends of SFR fuel technology, highlighting manufacturing processes, out-of-pile properties and irradiation behaviour of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX), monocarbide (MC), mononitride (MN) and metallic U-Zr and U-Pu-Zr fuels. Minor actinide (Np, Am, Cm) bearing fuels are also covered in this publication. The information compiled

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Energy Engineering Board,Committee on Future Nuclear Power Development
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1992
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The construction of nuclear power plants in the United States is stopping, as regulators, reactor manufacturers, and operators sort out a host of technical and institutional problems. This volume summarizes the status of nuclear power, analyzes the obstacles to resumption of construction of nuclear plants, and describes and evaluates the technological alternatives for safer, more economical reactors. Topics covered include Institutional issues--including regulatory practices at the federal and state levels, the growing trends toward greater competition in the generation of

Sustainable and Safe Nuclear Fission Energy

Sustainable and Safe Nuclear Fission Energy
  • Author : Günter Kessler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 08 May 2012
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Unlike existing books of nuclear reactor physics, nuclear engineering and nuclear chemical engineering this book covers a complete description and evaluation of nuclear fission power generation. It covers the whole nuclear fuel cycle, from the extraction of natural uranium from ore mines, uranium conversion and enrichment up to the fabrication of fuel elements for the cores of various types of fission reactors. This is followed by the description of the different fuel cycle options and the final storage in nuclear

Fast Breeder Reactors

Fast Breeder Reactors
  • Author : P. V. Evans
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 06 June 2016
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Fast Breeder Reactors presents the proceedings of the London Conference on Fast Breeder Reactors organized by the British Nuclear Energy Society on May 17-19, 1966. The book covers topics about the place of the fast breeder reactor in the energy programs (including fuel cycles), operating experience with fast reactors; the design of fast reactor prototypes and power reactors (including advanced concepts with coolants other than sodium); fast reactor physics; and fuel technology. The text also describes topics about sodium technology and

Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization

Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization
  • Author : Salah Ud-Din Khan,Alexander V. Nakhabov
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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Nuclear Reactor Technology Development and Utilization presents the theory and principles of the most common advanced nuclear reactor systems and provides a context for the value and utilization of nuclear power in a variety of applications both inside and outside a traditional nuclear setting. As countries across the globe realize their plans for a sustainable energy future, the need for innovative nuclear reactor design is increasing, and this book will provide a deep understanding of how these technologies can aid

Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors

Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors
  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKLiquid Metal Cooled Reactors

This publication presents a survey of worldwide experience gained with fast breeder reactor design, development and operation. It is focused on the following subjects: state of the art of liquid metal fast reactor (LMFR) development and relevant IAEA activities; design features and operating experience of demonstration and commercial sized nuclear power plants with sodium cooled fast reactors; lead-bismuth cooled (LBC) ship reactor operation experience and LBC fast power reactor development; activation characteristics of the primary coolant, reactor and components; treatment

Super Light Water Reactors and Super Fast Reactors

Super Light Water Reactors and Super Fast Reactors
  • Author : Yoshiaki Oka,Seiichi Koshizuka,Yuki Ishiwatari,Akifumi Yamaji
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 28 June 2010
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Super Light Water Reactors and Super Fast Reactors provides an overview of the design and analysis of nuclear power reactors. Readers will gain the understanding of the conceptual design elements and specific analysis methods of supercritical-pressure light water cooled reactors. Nuclear fuel, reactor core, plant control, plant stand-up and stability are among the topics discussed, in addition to safety system and safety analysis parameters. Providing the fundamentals of reactor design criteria and analysis, this volume is a useful reference to

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power
  • Author : David Elliott
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release : 02 May 2017
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This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged? It was once touted as the ultimate energy source, freeing mankind from reliance on dirty, expensive fossil energy. Sixty years on, nuclear only supplies around 11.5% of global energy and is being challenged by cheaper energy options. While the costs of renewable sources, like wind and solar, are falling