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dc.contributor.advisorSchneider, Erich A.
dc.creatorFlanagan, Robert Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T18:34:55Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T18:34:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2F47GW0K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/41442
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the potential benefits to the fuel cycle outcomes of removing a single isotope during separation processes. Two strategies for managing the removed isotope are considered. The first strategy looks at removal of a short to intermediate lived isotope from a mass stream to be recycled and subsequently recycling its decay daughter in a transmuting reactor. The second investigates the effect of removing a long lived fission product from high level waste and recycling it into the transmuting reactor. This analysis shows that the removal of Cm-244 using the first strategy provides a marked benefit to several fuel cycle metrics. The second strategy benefits the long term radioactivity measured from the high level waste from isotopes including Zr-93 and Cs-137.
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dc.subjectIsotopic
dc.subjectNuclear fuel cycle
dc.titleThe effects of isotopic separation on closed nuclear fuel cycles
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2016-10-04T18:34:55Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeinert, Mark
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineNuclear Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering
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