Evaluation of iodine-129 transmutation fraction in high flux reactors
by Fahim Tighemine; Naima Amrani; Ahmed Boucenna; A. Abdelghafar Galahom
International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology (IJNEST), Vol. 15, No. 2, 2021

Abstract: This study aims to transmute iodine-129 (I-129) into a stable isotope of xenon-130 (Xe-130) by irradiation in the high flux reactor (HFR). I-129 is considered one of the most hazardous long-lived fission products (LLFPs). The numerical results of transmutation fraction, the transmutation amount of I-129 and mass evolution of Xe-130 produced in three high flux reactors, namely: Petten, BR2 and SM3 are simulated for an irradiation time of 300 effective full power days (EFPD) using the ChainSolver 2.34 code. Based on the results obtained, it is recommended to use SM3 as the most effective I-129 transmutation application.

Online publication date: Tue, 10-May-2022

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