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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000074120#verlagsausgabe

Comparison and Screening of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options in View of Sustainable Performance and Waste Management

Schwenk-Ferrero, Aleksandra; Andrianov, Andrei

Abstract:
Is it true that a nuclear technology approach to generate electric energy offers a clean, safe, reliable and affordable, i.e., sustainable option? In principle yes, however a technology impact on the environment strongly depends on the actual implementation bearing residual risks due to technical failures, human factors, or natural catastrophes. A full response is thus difficult and can be given first when the wicked multi-disciplinary issues get well formulated and “resolved”. These problems are lying at the interface between: the necessary R&D effort, the industrial deployment and the technology impact in view of the environmental sustainability including the management of produced hazardous waste. As such, this problem is clearly of multi-dimensional nature. This enormous complexity indicates that just a description of the problem might cause a dilemma. The paper proposes a novel holistic approach applying Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to assess the potential of nuclear energy systems with respect to a sustainable performance. It shows how to establish a multi-level criteria structure tree and examines the trading-off tech ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kern- und Energietechnik (IKET)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-741203
KITopen ID: 1000074120
HGF-Programm 32.01.15; LK 01
Erschienen in Sustainability
Band 9
Heft 9
Seiten Art.Nr. 1623
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagworte advanced nuclear fuel cycles; waste management; resource utilisation; economics; performance comparison, multi-criteria decision analysis; sensitivity/uncertainty analysis, environmental footprint
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