The Molten salt reactor

Energy – Part 5 Advanced Nuclear
February 4, 2020

Molten salt and traveling wave nuclear reactors

Two advanced nuclear power reactor designs that can solve a multitude of problems

This is part 5 of a series.

To read from the beginning find part 1 here, part 2 herepart 3 here and part 4 here.

The Molten salt reactor

„Of all the advanced reactor designs, the molten salt reactor (MSR) has evoked by far the greatest enthusiasm. One can speak of a veritable “fan club.” Among the positive features of this reactor type (see below) are its intrinsic safety features and its suitability for utilizing thorium as a fuel source. Thorium is vastly more common than uranium, and promises to greatly simplify the problem posed by so-called nuclear waste.“ (…)