COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Thorium Fueled Molten Salt Reactor Research in Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics
Colloquium: BEAR Event | August 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Kun Chen, Professor and Deputy Director, Department of Nuclear Safety and Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched a Strategic Priority Research Program named Advanced Fission Energy Program in January 2011 to confront two grand challenges in the nuclear energy world long-term nuclear fuel supply and permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel. The program consists of two projects, the TMSR (Thorium Molten Salt Reactor) and the ADS. The TMSR project is to utilize the thorium energy via the development of molten salt and molten salt-cooled reactor technologies, in order to secure the long-term nuclear fuel supply by diversifying the sources of the fuel. By around 2035, the TMSR project shall build a 1000MWe molten salt-cooled demonstration reactor and a 100MWe molten salt demonstration reactor (liquid fuel), as well as possess the technologies that pave the road to commercialization of the thorium-fueled nuclear energy systems. The Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics is leading the efforts to build a 2 MW molten salt research reactor in five years. A center dedicated to TMSR research (TMSR Center) has already been established.
No children under 18.
Coffee and cookies served at 3:45 p.m.