TESNAT2017-Theoretical and Experimental Studies in Nuclear Applications and Technology

Yaz A., Ayçiçek F. E. , Dağlı V., Korkut T., Korkut H., BAYRAM T.

Monte Carlo simulations on the performance and radioactive wasteproduction levels of the advanced (Th, Pu) O2 fuel system, Adana, Turkey, 10 - 12 May 2017, pp.123

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Adana
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.123


Recently there are many more investigations on the Thorium based nuclear reactor core designs together with Uranium and Plutonium. Turkey has 11 % of the World’s total Thorium Reserves. So, thorium should be used in the nuclear energy systems as a fuel element. In this study, an advanced (Th, Pu) O2 mixed oxide fuel was used to design a 17x17 PWR lattice. Effect of thorium usage in the fuel and atomic densities of radioactive wastes were estimated using by SERPENT Monte Carlo code system developed by VTT Laboratory in Finland. Results of this study has important data to use thorium in the nuclear energy industry.