Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor

Che Nor Aniza Che Zainul Bahri, Amran Ab. Majid, Wadeeah M. AL-Areqi

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Abstract

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) is an innovative design for the thermal breeder reactor that has important potential benefits over the traditional reactor design. LFTR is fluoride based liquid fuel, that use the thorium dissolved in salt mixture of lithium fluoride and beryllium fluoride. Therefore, LFTR technology is fundamentally different from the solid fuel technology currently in use. Although the traditional nuclear reactor technology has been proven, it has perceptual problems with safety and nuclear waste products. The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential advantages of LFTR in three aspects such as safety, fuel efficiency and nuclear waste as an alternative energy generator in the future. Comparisons between LFTR and Light Water Reactor (LWR), on general principles of fuel cycle, resource availability, radiotoxicity and nuclear weapon proliferation shall be elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1659
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2015
EventNuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014: Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development, NuSTEC 2014 - Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Other

OtherNuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014: Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development, NuSTEC 2014
CountryMalaysia
CitySkudai, Johor
Period11/11/1413/11/14

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Keywords

  • Light Water Reactor
  • Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bahri, C. N. A. C. Z., Ab. Majid, A., & AL-Areqi, W. M. (2015). Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor. In Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014 (Vol. 1659). [040001] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4916861

Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor. / Bahri, Che Nor Aniza Che Zainul; Ab. Majid, Amran; AL-Areqi, Wadeeah M.

Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014. Vol. 1659 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015. 040001.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bahri, CNACZ, Ab. Majid, A & AL-Areqi, WM 2015, Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor. in Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014. vol. 1659, 040001, American Institute of Physics Inc., Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014: Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development, NuSTEC 2014, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 11/11/14. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4916861
Bahri CNACZ, Ab. Majid A, AL-Areqi WM. Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor. In Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014. Vol. 1659. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2015. 040001 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4916861
Bahri, Che Nor Aniza Che Zainul ; Ab. Majid, Amran ; AL-Areqi, Wadeeah M. / Advantages of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in comparison with Light Water Reactor. Advancing of Nuclear Science and Energy for National Development: Proceedings of the Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, NuSTEC 2014. Vol. 1659 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015.
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