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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] fast reactors for Canada ??
> In fact however, thermal reactors -- heavy water reactors like CANDU in
> particular -- can be modified to operate as breeders of fissile fuel (U233
> from Th232, with BR > 1.0), if absorption of neutrons by fission products is
> avoided -- as in replacing the shuffling of solid fuel bundles with
> circulation of liquid fluoride salt, plus on-line chemical processing to
> remove FPs (as in the old Molten Salt Breeder Reactors, but using D2O
> instead of graphite, to avoid the problems of the latter - not least the
> production of C14, with T½ = 4 ky).
Jaro has mentioned this idea several times on this list. Is there any
uptake at all? To me it seems like a really important advance. It
should be researched and developed. Is anyone going to do it? If not,
why not? One would think that AECL would be jumping up and down with
this concept since it gives them a chance to really win market share.
Randal Leavitt - another Ubuntu user