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1.818J/2.65J/3.564J/10.391J/11.371J/22.811J/ESD166J SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Prof. Michael W. Golay Nuclear Engineering Dept.
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GENERATION-IV AND THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER 1
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GENERATION IV TIMELINE Courtesy of U. S. DOE. Source: http://gen-iv.ne.doe.gov/. 2
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GOALS FOR GENERATION IV NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Sustainability-1 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will provide sustainable energy generation that meets clean air objectives and promotes long-term availability of systems and effective fuel utilization for worldwide energy production. Sustainability-2 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will minimize and manage their nuclear waste and notably reduce the long-term stewardship burden, thereby improving protection for the public health and the environment. Economics-1 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will have a clear life-cycle cost advantage over other energy systems. Economics-2 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will have a level of financial risk comparable to other energy projects. 3
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GOALS FOR GENERATION IV NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS, continued Safety and Reliability-1 Generation IV nuclear energy systems operations will excel in safety and reliability. Safety and Reliability-2 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will have a very low likelihood and degree of reactor core damage. Safety and Reliability-3 Generation IV nuclear energy systems will eliminate the need for offsite emergency response. Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection-1 Generation IV will increase the assurance that they are a very unattractive and the leave desirable route for diversion or theft of weapons-usable materials, and provide increased physical protection against acts of terrorism. 4
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THE GENERATION IV ROADMAP PROJECT Courtesy of U. S. DOE. Source: http://gen-iv.ne.doe.gov/. 5
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ROLLUP OF METRICS, CRITERIA, GOALS AND GOAL AREAS Courtesy of U. S. DOE. Source: http://gen-iv.ne.doe.gov/. 6
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GENERATION IV NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS The Motivation for the Selection of Six Systems is to • Identify systems that make significant advances toward the technology goals • Ensure that the important missions of electricity generation, hydrogen and process heat production, and actinide management may be adequately addressed by Generation IV systems • Provide some overlapping coverage of capabilities, because not all of the systems may ultimately be viable or attain their performance objectives and attract commercial deployment. • Accommodate the range of national priorities and interest of the GIF countries. 7
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SIX SYSTEMS SELECTED TO GENERATION IV BY THE GIF GENERATION IV SYSTEM ACRONYM Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor System GFR Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor System LFR Molten Salt Reactor System MSR Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor System SFR Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactor System SCWR Very-High-Temperature Reactor System VHTR 8
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Courtesy of U. S. DOE. Source: http://gen-iv.ne.doe.gov/. 9
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 10.302 taught by Professor Clarkcolton during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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