Comparison of Radionuclide’s Inventories and Activities With Slightly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium Fuel in CANDU Reactors
Zafar Yasin, Javaid Iqbal, M. Ikram Shahzad
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DOI: 10.4236/wjnst.2011.12006   PDF   HTML     6,496 Downloads   11,907 Views   Citations

Abstract

In these studies the isotopic inventories and corresponding activities of important nuclides for different fuel cycles of a CANDU reactor have been compared. The calculations have been performed using the computer code WIMSD4. The isotopic inventories and activities have been calculated versus the fuel burn-up for the natural UO2 fuel, 1.2% enriched UO2 fuel and for the 0.45% PuO2-UO2 fuel. It is found that 1.2% enriched uranium fuel has the lowest activity as compared to other two fuel cycles and vice versa for the 0.45% PuO2-UO2 fuel.

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Z. Yasin, J. Iqbal and M. Shahzad, "Comparison of Radionuclide’s Inventories and Activities With Slightly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium Fuel in CANDU Reactors," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 31-36. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2011.12006.

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