Evaluation of tritium production rate in a gas-cooled reactor with continuous tritium recovery system for fusion reactors

Hideaki Matsuura, Hiroyuki Nakaya, Yasuyuki Nakao, Satoshi Shimakawa, Minoru Goto, Shigeaki Nakagawa, Masabumi Nishikawa

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Abstract

The performance of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor as a tritium production with continuous tritium recovery system is examined. A gas turbine high-temperature reactor of 300-MWe (600 MW) nominal capacity (GTHTR300) is assumed as the calculation target, and using the continuous-energy Monte Carlo transport code MVP-BURN, burn-up simulations for the three-dimensional entire-core region of the GTHTR300 were performed. A Li loading pattern for the continuous tritium recovery system in the gas-cooled reactor is presented. It is shown that module gas-cooled reactors with a total thermal output power of 3 GW in all can produce ∼6 kg of tritium maximum in a year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2219-2222
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume88
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013

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Gas cooled reactors
Tritium
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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Evaluation of tritium production rate in a gas-cooled reactor with continuous tritium recovery system for fusion reactors. / Matsuura, Hideaki; Nakaya, Hiroyuki; Nakao, Yasuyuki; Shimakawa, Satoshi; Goto, Minoru; Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Nishikawa, Masabumi.

In: Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol. 88, No. 9-10, 01.10.2013, p. 2219-2222.

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Matsuura, Hideaki ; Nakaya, Hiroyuki ; Nakao, Yasuyuki ; Shimakawa, Satoshi ; Goto, Minoru ; Nakagawa, Shigeaki ; Nishikawa, Masabumi. / Evaluation of tritium production rate in a gas-cooled reactor with continuous tritium recovery system for fusion reactors. In: Fusion Engineering and Design. 2013 ; Vol. 88, No. 9-10. pp. 2219-2222.
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