NG CANDU is the “Next Generation” CANDU® reactor, aimed at producing electrical power at a capital cost significantly less than that of the current reactor designs. A key element of cost reduction is the use of H2O as coolant and Slightly Enriched Uranium fuel in a tight D2O-moderated lattice. The innovations in the CANDU core physics result in substantial improvements in economics as well as significant enhancements in reactor licensability, controllability, and waste reduction. The full-core coolant-void reactivity in NG CANDU is about −3 mk. Power coefficient is substantially negative. Fuel burnup is about three times the current natural-uranium burnup.
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Next Generation CANDU Core Physics Innovations
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Chan, PSW, Hopwood, JM, & Love, JW. "Next Generation CANDU Core Physics Innovations." Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 14–18, 2002. pp. 1043-1049. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE10-22644
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