Friday, May 15, 2020

Germany: physicist praises new Dual-fluid reactor

German physicist Dr. Götz Ruprecht advertises a new type of nuclear Dual-fluid-reactor. He claims the reactor to be inherently safe and more efficient than any other reactor design:

"Ruprecht: The recycling of fuel rods is complex and expensive. The rapid-gap reactors used today are therefore not an option.
WELT: Then why the DFR?
Ruprecht: Because it is a fast reactor but has no fuel rods. Two liquids flow through its core, one carries the fuel, the other is the coolant. This technology, on which we hold a patent, enables the use of the entire uranium. And once the reactor runs, it becomes an omnivore: it can convert natural uranium, thorium, but also nuclear waste. Then we would not need a repository."

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