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Apr 19 – 22, 2022
Vienna, Austria
Europe/Vienna timezone
FR22 starts in Vienna 19 - 22 April 2022 Online Stream: https://event.do/iaea/a/#/events/5048

New Concepts and Methodologies for the Effective Deployment of Gen IV reactors

Apr 19, 2022, 3:10 PM
2h
Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

POSTER Track 8. Commissioning, Operation, and Decommissioning Poster Session

Speaker

Mr BOMA WILCOX (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission)

Description

Public concerns about nuclear safety and environmental impact of the operations of nuclear power plants and accident scenarios, have spurred innovative research into the study of advanced reactor fuels with the fast breeder reactors belonging to the new age generation reactors.
These reactors termed Gen IV reactors are evangelized for their many positives specially to mitigate the issues of waste management and proliferation while maintaining the high safety standard known to the industry. Applied for their high burn-up capabilities, spent fuel and weapons grade nuclear materials consumption thus making them exceptional.
The technology has also presented the industry as one which places great importance on pioneering ways in tackling issues and challenges on the global front just like its collaborative efforts in the sustainable development goals and continually finding ways to mitigate those issues. However, one of the challenges being passed on is the ability for the industry to analyze and develop a technical document by way of regulation to aid the commercialization of the breeder and where necessary, a practical and achievable policy for its global deployment.
Additionally, with the extension of life of reactors, deployment of new builds, decommissioning of NPPs or even the utilization of different fuel matrix for a range of concept units, developing critical methodologies is imperative to serve as criterion for perfecting this technology and its’ eventual deployment and the intention of the writer to present some approaches to address these.

Speaker's title Mr
Country/Int. organization Nigeria
Affiliation/Organization NIGERIA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
Speaker's email address infojwilcox@gmail.com

Primary author

Mr BOMA WILCOX (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission)

Presentation materials