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Life Cycle Assessment of the New Generation GT-MHR Nuclear Power Plant

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Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE), Victoria University, Melbourne 8001, Australia
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Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, 112 Kanatna St, Odesa 65000, Ukraine
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Energies 2018, 11(12), 3452; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123452
Received: 11 September 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 5 December 2018 / Published: 10 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources)
This study describes a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a fourth generation (4G) nuclear power plant. A high temperature helium cooled reactor and gas turbine technology with modular helium reactor (GT-MHR) is used in this study as an example. This is currently one the safest design of a nuclear power plant. The study also takes into account impact of accidents and incidents (AI) which happened around the world at nuclear power generation facilities. The adopted method for the study is a hybrid LCA analysis. The analysis of each phase of the life cycle was done on the basis of process chain analysis (PCA). Where detailed data were not available, the Input/Output (I/O) databases was employed. The obtained results show that greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and energy intensity per unit of electricity production are relatively low. In fact, these are even lower than emissions from a number of renewable energy sources. The results show considerably different greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and energy intensity per unit of electricity production when effects of AI are taken into account. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy generation; nuclear power plant; LCA; accidents and incidents (AI) energy generation; nuclear power plant; LCA; accidents and incidents (AI)
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Koltun, P.; Tsykalo, A.; Novozhilov, V. Life Cycle Assessment of the New Generation GT-MHR Nuclear Power Plant. Energies 2018, 11, 3452.

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