reactor fuel cycle

reactor fuel cycle

[rē′ak·tər ′fyül ‚sī·kəl]
(nucleonics)
The processes of preparing fuel elements and assemblies for use in a reactor, using these elements in reactor operation, recovering radioactive by-products from spent fuel, and reprocessing remaining fissionable material into new fuel elements. Also known as fuel cycle; nuclear fuel cycle.
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As a result, references to promoting research and development on fast-breeder reactor fuel cycle, including the Monju prototype, and the next-generation light-water nuclear reactor for practical use, were omitted.
The side events will cover the following themes: exploration and mining of uranium, small & medium size reactors, accelerator-driven systems, waste management strategies, nuclear agriculture, recent developments in radiotherapy, materials for fusion technology and fast reactor fuel cycle.
The orders aggregating Rs 293 crore from Water, Nuclear and Industrial sectors, including for the construction of the Bhama Askhed Water Supply Scheme, Package-IV for Pune Municipal has been procured by the company for the construction of the Bhama Askhed Water Supply Scheme, Package-IV for Pune Municipal Corporation and construction of buildings for Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility FRFCF at Kalpakkam being built for Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research.
293 crore from Water, Nuclear and Industrial Sectors, which comprise building of Bhama Askhed Water Supply Scheme for Pune Municipal Corporation, construction of buildings for Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle facility at Kalpakkam and structural steel fabrication works for a leading petrochemical firm in India and civil works for a captive power plant for a leading aluminium producer in the country.
33) Finally, these different procedures will permit onsite fuel fabrication, fuel recycling, and waste processing, something current reactor fuel cycles do not allow, reducing the transportation and security problems.

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