Threads relating to the design of liquid-chloride, fast-spectrum reactors as well as fuel reprocessing.
I guess that the main advantage of the fast chloride breeder is the potentiality to breed with little fuel reprocessing.Forgive the ignorance, but why should we need a fast chloride breeder when a thermal spectrum fluoride MSR is so easier and well known ? Obviously, besides to achieve an uranium breeding cycle that is useless (and perhaps politically unacceptable), in my view, is we already had a thorium breeding cycle
The thermal LFTR needs online fuel reprocessing to breed (and so needs a online fuel reprocessing facility), a fast chloride breeder can maybe breed without online reprocessing, you just have to reprocess the fuel once in 30 years in a central facility.
Actually it is the Thorium cycle which is not currently politically acceptable if I am not mistaken. (Personally I like both cycles)an uranium breeding cycle that is useless (and perhaps politically unacceptable)
I refuse to call it Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) since it is ~97% UNspent fuel. So I have decided to call it Lightly Used Fission Fuel (LUFF).jon wrote:LUFF?
DRJ : Engineer - NAVSEA : (Retired)