Utilization of spent fuel of FBNR

The spent fuel of FBNR may not be considered as nuclear waste because it can serve useful purposes. Nuclear radiation has many useful applications such as sterilization of biological contaminations.

The spent fuel of FBNR is in such a convenient form and size that can be directly used as a source of radiation for irradiation purposes. A variety of irradiators can easily be constructed for applications in industry, agriculture and medicine.

Each spent fuel element has an activity of about 10.curie and a half life of about 3 years. A string of the 15 mm diameter balls of spent fuel inside a tube can be fabricated that can be wrapped around any geometrical design of the irradiator.

 

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