A perspective on fast reactor fuel cycle in India

Baldev Raj, ; Kamath, H. S. ; Natarajan, R. ; Vasudeva Rao, P. R. (2005) A perspective on fast reactor fuel cycle in India Progress in Nuclear Energy, 47 (1-4). pp. 369-379. ISSN 0149-1970

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The growing energy needs of India can be fulfilled only by judicious mix of all the fuel resources. It is possible to achieve energy security and sustainability through the introduction of fast reactors in an expeditious manner and closing the fuel cycle. This approach is inevitable in view of the limited uranium resources in India. The Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) built by India uses mixed carbide as fuel and the 500 MW(e) Fast Breeder Reactor Project (PFBR), to be operational in 2010, will use mixed oxide as fuel. It has also been decided that fast reactors beyond 2020, with enhanced safety features and having better economy, will use metallic fuel. Having successfully operated FBTR with carbide fuels, we need to develop the fuel cycles for both the mixed oxide fuel in the near future and the metallic fuel expeditiously. The progress achieved so far and the plans for implementation are discussed in this paper.

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Keywords:Fast Reactor; Fuel Cycle; Fabrication; Reprocessing
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