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Open cycle thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems

Ashley, Steve; Fenner, Richard; Nuttall, William and Parks, Geoffrey (2013). Open cycle thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems. Proceedings of the ICE: Energy, 166(EN2) pp. 74–81.

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The potential for countries that currently have a nominal nuclear energy infrastructure to adopt thorium–uranium-fuelled nuclear energy systems, using a once-through ‘open’ nuclear fuel cycle, has been suggested by the International Atomic Energy Agency. This review paper highlights generation II, III and III+ nuclear energy technologies that could potentially adopt an open thorium–uranium fuel cycle and qualitatively highlights the main differences between the open thorium–uranium and open uranium fuel cycles.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 ICE Publishing
ISSN: 1751-4231
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Sustainability and Proliferation Resistance Assessment of Open Cycle Thorium-Fuelled Nuclear EnergyEP/I018425/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 39188
Depositing User: William Nuttall
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 09:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:20
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