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While the project was ongoing, PBMR contracted with local universities to conduct proof-of-concept research in specific areas.
  • University of Stellenbosch (magnetic scrubber, fuel temperature measurement and passive reactor cavity cooling system). Activities were geared to assist in the validation of the Performance of Structures, Systems and Components (SSCs) for the DPP as well as the development of SSCs to improve performance for future applications.
  • University of Pretoria (waste minimisation graphite improvement and fuel development).
  • University of the North West (UNW) (core heat transfer Research and Development). Advanced fuel cycle development. Reactor physics test facilities (anticipated to be operated jointly between the UNW (Potchefstroom Campus and Necsa, but details still need to be finalised).
  • University of the Witwatersrand (waste minimisation)
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (fuel development)
  • Other laboratories (iThemba Labs (magnetic scrubber).
PBMR planned to build and operate the fuel plants in South Africa and lease infrastructure services from Necsa. Necsa's analytical laboratories were used for isotopic and impurity analyses of uranic materials. The test methods were installed and validated to support the development activities in the process laboratories as well as the selection and prequalification of suppliers of materials. It was planned for Necsa to be involved in fuel irradiation as well as post-irradiation examination of irradiated fuel.
Last Updated: 16 May 2017
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