The performance of a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor as a tritium production device is examined. A gas turbine high-temperature reactor of 300 MWe nominal capacity (GTHTR300) is assumed as the calculation target of a typical gas-cooled reactor, and using the continuous-energy Monte Carlo transport code MVP-BURN, burn-up simulations for the 3-dimensional entire-core region of GTHTR300 were carried out considering its unique double heterogeneity structure. It is shown that gas-cooled reactors with thermal output power of 3 GW in all can produce 5-8 kg of tritium in a year.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Waste Management and Disposal