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Re-Enriched Nuclear Fuel Energy and CO2 Balance Calculator

(last updated 16 Feb 2016)
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Calculate material, energy, and CO2 emission balance for the front end of the nuclear fuel chain, assuming that the uranium feed is generated from re-enrichment of depleted uranium tails.

Enter a value into any one field of the flow chart and click the "Calculate" button below.     HELP
"t" means metric tonne.

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t UF6 (depleted) (= t U) 
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Re-Enrichment Plant
SWU
–> t UF6 (depleted) (= t U)
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t UF6 (nat-equiv.) (= t U) 
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Enrichment Plant
SWU
–> t UF6 (depleted) (= t U)
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t UF6 (enriched) (= t U) 
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Fuel Fabrication Plant–>m3 solid waste
m3 liquid waste
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t UO2 (= t U)
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Nuclear Power Plant–> t spent fuel
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Electricity Production
GWhe ( = GWae)

 

 Energy ConsumptionCO2 Emission
 Fossil FuelElectricityfrom
fossil fuel
from
electricity
Total
 [TJ]= [GWhth][GWhe][t][t][t]
Re-Enrichment
Enrichment
Fuel Fabrication
Total

 

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Charts

Contribution of process steps to energy consumption and emissions

 

Contribution of energy forms to energy consumption and emissions

 

 

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    Process Parameters    
Re-Enrichment Feed Assay: % U-235
Product Assay: 0.711 % U-235  ·  Tails Assay: % U-235
Enrichment Feed Assay: 0.711 % U-235
Product Assay: % U-235  ·  Tails Assay: % U-235
Fuel Fabrication Losses: %
Solid waste: m3 per t U  ·  Liquid waste: m3 per t U
Power Plant Fuel Burnup: GWd/t U  ·  Efficiency: %

    Energy Consumption Parameters    
 Fossil FuelElectricity
Re-Enrichment MJ per SWU kWhe per SWU
Enrichment MJ per SWU kWhe per SWU
Fuel Fabrication MJ per kg U kWhe per kg U

    Emission Parameters    
 Fossil FuelElectricity
CO2 t per TJ t per GWhe

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