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Tritium Fuel System Assessment on Economics and CO2 Emissions in DT Fusion Reactors

K. Yamazaki, T. Oishi

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 60 / Number 3 / October 2011 / Pages 1109-1112

Concept and Facility / Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology /

The contribution of tritium fuel system construction and operation to the global COE and the life-cycle GHG emissions is analysed using PEC reactor system design code for both magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) reactors. This contribution is less than a few percents in the present model, but the CO2 emissions from the ICF fuel system are rather higher than those from MCF, because of the DT pellet fabrication processes.

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