Title: Comparing boiling and pressurised water reactors versus novel variants for deployment in GCC countries

Authors: Yousef M. Farawila

Addresses: Farawila et al., Inc., Richland Washington, USA

Abstract: A broad comparison between the two main light water reactor types, boiling and pressurised water reactors, is made in order to provide a background for the decision making on the nascent nuclear power industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The comparison leads to the natural choice of a novel reactor concept based on proven light water reactor technology and experience that is especially suited to the GCC environment.

Keywords: boiling water reactors; BWR; pressurised water reactors; PWR; novel reactor concepts; GCC countries; Gulf Cooperation Council states; light water reactors; decision making; nuclear power; nuclear energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNEST.2010.033477

International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, 2010 Vol.5 No.3, pp.239 - 247

Available online: 02 Jun 2010 *

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