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Title: Economics of the H.T.G.C.R. fuel cycle, Part 2 - fuel cycle cost studies.
Authors: Hubery, RW
Baillie, MG
Keywords: Cost Estimation
Fuel cycle
Beryllium oxides
Gas cooled reactors
Issue Date: Jun-1967
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Hubery, R. W. & Baille, M. G. (1967). Economics of the H.T.G.C.R. fuel cycle, Part 2 - fuel cycle cost studies. (AAEC/E179). Lucas Heights, N.S.W: Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Research Establishment.
Abstract: The use of beryllium oxide as a moderator in a high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed reactor system which has been under study by the Commission incurs penalties due to its relatively high cost and the difficulty of reprocessing the fuel. This report examines the basic open and closed fuel cycles for such a system and defines the parameters affecting the cost of each cycle. Analytical relationships are developed for each cost component to facilitate calculations over a wide range of reactor design variables. This approach is of value during initial optimisation studies on a reactor concept. Calculations based on a 200 MWe design show that, using optimistic assumptions, recycle of spent fuel would be economically attractive for installed capacities greater than 800 MWe.
Gov't Doc #: 438
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