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

Schwenk-Ferrero, Aleksandra 1; Andrianov, Andrei
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


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 techniques for scoring and ranking of options. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000074120
Veröffentlicht am 27.10.2017
DOI: 10.3390/su9091623
Zitationen: 9
Web of Science
Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 8
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kern- und Energietechnik (IKET)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 1000074120
HGF-Programm 32.01.15 (POF III, LK 01) Rückbau (Decommissioning)
Erschienen in Sustainability
Verlag MDPI
Band 9
Heft 9
Seiten Art.Nr. 1623
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagwörter advanced nuclear fuel cycles; waste management; resource utilisation; economics; performance comparison, multi-criteria decision analysis; sensitivity/uncertainty analysis, environmental footprint
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