Pyre: A cyclus pyroprocessing facility archetype

Gregory T. Westphal, Kathryn D. Huff

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Abstract

This work assesses system parameters that influence separation efficiency and throughput of pyroprocessing facilities. We leverage these parameters to implement a customizable pyroprocessing facility archetype, PyRe, for use with the Cyclus framework. This generic facility model will allow simulations to quantify signatures and observables associated with various operational modes and material throughputs for a variety of facility designs. Such quantification can aid timely detection of material diversion. This paper describes the facility archetype design, pyroprocessing flowsheets captured by the model, and simulation capabilities it enables. To analyze data retrieved from the model, we additionally propose a class for tracking and observing signatures and observables which will be extensible for other facility archetypes in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2nd Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference, ANTPC 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2018Nov 15 2018

Conference

Conference2nd Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference, ANTPC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/11/1811/15/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Westphal, G. T., & Huff, K. D. (2018). Pyre: A cyclus pyroprocessing facility archetype. 73-76. Paper presented at 2nd Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference, ANTPC 2018, Orlando, United States.