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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
R G. Abrefah, P. M. Atsu, R. B. M. Sogbadji
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 126-132
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1618130
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
As part of technology assessment of proposed commercial nuclear power reactor technologies for Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme, the neutronic safety parameters of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) and High Temperature Pressurized Reactor (HPR) reactor technologies are theoretically analyzed and compared. The MCNP neutronic code was employed as a computational tool to analyze the reactivity temperature coefficients, moderator void coefficient, criticality, and neutron behavior at various operating conditions. The HPR, which is still under construction and under theoretical safety analysis, showed good inherent safety features comparable to the already existing EPR technology.