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A Conceptual design of engineering-scale plant applied the simplified MA-bearing fuel fabrication process

Jun 27, 2017, 5:30 PM
1h 30m
Poster Area (Yekaterinburg)

Poster Area

Yekaterinburg

POSTER Track 5. Fast Reactor Materials (Fuels and Structures) and Technology Poster Session 1

Speaker

Mr YOSHIKAZU YAMADA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

Description

Researchers at Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have proposed the transmutation of minor actinides (MAs) by both fast reactors (FRs) and accelerator driven system (ADSs) as a way to contribute significantly to the reduction of the volume and the potential radiotoxicity of radioactive wastes. In order to achieve this goal, it is important to introduce a fully automated and remote operation fuel fabrication plant with shielded hot cells and manipulators to deal with extremely strong radiation dose and heat generation from MAs. JAEA’s facilities including Plutonium Fuel Production Facility (PFPF) have fabricated MOX fuel. On the basis of the operational and technical experience obtained in above facilities, the conceptual design of engineering-scale plant applied the simplified MA-bearing fuel fabrication process with shielded hot cells and manipulator was done. It will be able to fabricate high MA-bearing fuel and to perform the maintenance and repairing of each equipment with manipulators. This plant will be constructed based on this concept and development plan.

Country/Int. Organization

Japan/Japan Atomic Enerergy Agency

Primary author

Mr YOSHIKAZU YAMADA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

Co-authors

Dr Masato Kato (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) Mr Tomoomi Segawa (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

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