Preliminary quantitative feasibility analysis of proposed Thorium-based nuclear reactor

Anas Muhamad Pauzi, Azril Wasim Abdul Wahid, Juniza Md Saad

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In the beginning of the 21st century, several research institutions and also private companies had proposed various design of thorium-based nuclear reactor, ranging from solid fuel to molten fuel, fast and thermal neutron spectrum and also various path of waste management. This paper studies 10 of the proposed reactor designs by 10 different organizations, three key aspects analysed quantitatively namely price per kilowatt, safety features and spent fuel managements. Corresponding factors contributing to the key aspects mentioned above were gathered, weighted based on evidence available and analysed using decision matrix. Based on the information collected, preliminary ranking were constructed based on trends between various factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019
EventInternational Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2018, iNuSTEC 2018 - Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Nov 201825 Nov 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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