Review on Advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

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Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 19-24
By

    Anant Bhardwaj

  1. Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract

The Department’s objective of developing secure, fair, and cheap nuclear power solutions features advanced smaller module units. In the United States, sophisticated SMRs are being developed in a range of sizes, technological factors, capacities, and installation situations. These advanced reactors, which are expected to range in capacity from tens to hundreds of mw, can be utilised for power production, process heat, purification, and other industrial applications. Clear water or even other non-light water coolants like gas, liquid metal, or molten salt may be used in SMR designs. They’re made at a factory and shipped to a job site. Modular reactors are touted to improve safety while reducing on-site construction and increasing containment efficiency. Greater safety should be achieved by the employment of passive safety mechanisms that work without the need for human involvement, a notion that has already been adopted in several traditional nuclear reactor designs. In comparison to traditional nuclear reactors, SMRs require less personnel. SMRs are said to overcome the financial and safety constraints that prevent traditional reactors from being built. Advanced SMRs have a number of advantages, including a minor physical footprint, lower investment investment, the flexibility to be positioned in regions where bigger nuclear facilities cannot, and the capacity to expand power incrementally. SMRs also provide unique protection, privacy, and nonproliferation benefits.

Keywords: Modular reactors, economies of scale, nuclear reactors, Passive safety, technical comparison

[This article belongs to International Journal of Chemical Synthesis and Chemical Reactions(ijcscr)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 1
Received May 7, 2022
Accepted May 21, 2022
Published June 9, 2022