An Assessment of the Effect on Olkiluoto Repository Capacity Achievable with Advanced Fuel Cycles

Pauli Juutilainen, Tuomas Viitanen

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Abstract

Advanced nuclear fuel cycle scenarios were simulated with the COSI6 code, developed by CEA (France), to assess, how much the capacity of the planned nuclear waste repository at Olkiluoto (Finland) could be increased with the help of partitioning and transmutation (P&T) technologies. The repository capacity evaluation of this study is based on the comparison of the decay heats produced by the deposited waste in various scenarios. The COSI6 code is used for simulations to provide the repository decay heat curves. Applying the closed fuel cycle would change the disposal concept and schedule, because of which it is not quite straightforward to assess the impact of P&T on the capacity. However, it can be concluded that recycling the transuranic nuclides probably decreases the required volume for the disposal, but thermal dimensioning analysis is needed for more specific conclusions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Global 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNuclear Energy at Crossroads
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
Pages1267-1275
ISBN (Print)978-0-89448-704-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventGlobal 2013. International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference - Nuclear Energy at a Crossroads - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20133 Oct 2013

Conference

ConferenceGlobal 2013. International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference - Nuclear Energy at a Crossroads
Abbreviated titleGlobal 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, Utah
Period29/09/133/10/13

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Nuclear fuels
Radioactive wastes
Thermoanalysis
Isotopes
Recycling
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • COSI6
  • nuclear energy
  • closed fuel cycles
  • fast reactors
  • partitioning and transmutation

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Juutilainen, P., & Viitanen, T. (2013). An Assessment of the Effect on Olkiluoto Repository Capacity Achievable with Advanced Fuel Cycles. In Proceedings of Global 2013 : Nuclear Energy at Crossroads (pp. 1267-1275). American Nuclear Society ANS.
Juutilainen, Pauli ; Viitanen, Tuomas. / An Assessment of the Effect on Olkiluoto Repository Capacity Achievable with Advanced Fuel Cycles. Proceedings of Global 2013 : Nuclear Energy at Crossroads. American Nuclear Society ANS, 2013. pp. 1267-1275
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An Assessment of the Effect on Olkiluoto Repository Capacity Achievable with Advanced Fuel Cycles. / Juutilainen, Pauli; Viitanen, Tuomas.

Proceedings of Global 2013 : Nuclear Energy at Crossroads. American Nuclear Society ANS, 2013. p. 1267-1275.

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