Analysis of right sized reactors for an emerging nation in nuclear power

J'Tia P. Taylor, Rizwan-uddin

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Abstract

Nations seek to establish nuclear power within their borders to meet their growing demand for energy. This analysis compares and contrasts the use of the industry standard 1.5 GWe light-water reactor and a smaller 500 MWe CANDU-type reactor in the implementation of nuclear power in relation to material accumulation, fuel cycle process capacity, economics and nonproliferation. The fuel cycle analysis uses the Material, Economics and Proliferation Assessment Tool (MEPAT) developed as a part of dissertation research at the University of Illinois [1]. MEPAT calculates material and fuel cycle process capacity requirements as well as economic and nonproliferation measures. The paper begins with a brief overview of the methods used in MEPAT. The scenario for analysis uses estimates of nuclear power implementation for the Kingdom of Jordan. The analysis then gives results for the two distinct reactor types and discusses factors in implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2010
Event2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy 2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10 - Amman, Jordan
Duration: Mar 21 2010Mar 24 2010

Publication series

Name2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10

Other

Other2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy 2010 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference, INREC'10
CountryJordan
CityAmman
Period3/21/103/24/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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