Hoggett-Jones, C. and Robbins, C. and Gettinby, G. and Blythe, S.P. (2001) *Implications associated with the sensitivity analysis of fast flux transmutation systems.* Progress in Nuclear Energy, 39 (3-4). pp. 353-366. ISSN 0149-1970

## Abstract

A method of sensitivity analysis is proposed and used to investigate the performance of a transmutation system operating in the fast neutron spectrum. Based on the principles of factorial experimental design, the sensitivity analysis considers the impact of neutron flux, minor actinide content and dwell time on the quantity of plutonium that can be loaded to, and destroyed by, a transmutation system. The analysis also considers the potential environmental hazard associated with transmutation systems by investigating the corresponding integrated toxic potential of the final disposal inventory.

Item type: | Article |
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ID code: | 17422 |

Keywords: | transmutation, flux, actinides, sensitivity, integrated toxic potential, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Waste Management and Disposal, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality |

Subjects: | Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics |

Department: | Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics Unknown Department Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics and Modelling Science |

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Depositing user: | Strathprints Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 20 Apr 2010 10:47 |

Last modified: | 05 Sep 2014 01:13 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17422 |

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