VHTR scientific-technical development – Chinese-German dialogue?
Since many years SiCeram GmbH Jena/Germany together with Technische Universitaet Dresden/Germany is engaged in two fields of nuclear R&D, which could be of interest for the future Chinese (V)HTR projects:
Innovative full-ceramic SSiC encapsulated fuel elements
for the pebble bed reactor
goals: accident-tolerant fuel, which is from the very beginning also
pre-conditioned for the final disposal,
with focus on
– high operating temperatures (> 1000 °C, hydrogen production!)
– low manufacturing costs
– Safeguards proof
Additionally, these new fuel elements open new perspectives for floating units for desalination.
Full-ceramic, multibarrier TRIPLE C@ waste package for disposal of radio-nuclides and other hazardous materials in crystalline, clay or salt host rock
This technology is applicable for all types of spent nuclear fuel elements
(PWR, BWR, CANDU, PBMR…).
On its own territory China has the ruling authority. But as soon China tries to export nuclear facilities, it will be confronted with questions concerning safety, price, Safeguards, waste management…….
To see some of our basic proposals please visit www.ceramics-for-nuclear.info.
For more recent developments please contact directly Dr. Albert Kerber, Managing Director SiCeram GmbH: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for your response.
Knorr Dresden, April 2017