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Economics of large-scale thorium oxide production

Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Economics of large-scale thorium oxide production

assessment of domestic resources

by Pacific Northwest Laboratory

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Richland, Wash, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thorium,
  • Nuclear fuels -- Estimates

  • Edition Notes

    Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract EY-76-C-06-1830

    StatementJ. K. Young
    SeriesPNL ; 3150
    ContributionsYoung, J. K, United States. Dept. of Energy
    The Physical Object
    Paginationca 300 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17964919M

    Peak uranium is the point in time that the maximum global uranium production rate is reached. After that peak, according to Hubbert peak theory, the rate of production enters a terminal uranium is used in nuclear weapons, its primary use is for energy generation via nuclear fission of the uranium isotope in a nuclear power reactor. Each kilogram of uranium fissioned.   Thorium: India has huge thorium reserves which forms the basis of its plans for the third stage, the large-scale deployment of thorium reactors. However, few points should be remembered: 1) Thorium technology continues to be a long term goal rather than an immediate option for the country.

    We reported the scalable production of iron oxide nanowhiskers from mL laboratory scale to 10 L reactor reaction. During the scale-up process, the reaction time was found to be a critical parameter to adjust for the production of iron oxide nanowhiskers with similar quality to that of the laboratory scale. Based on transmission electron microscopy and magnetometry analysis, the size, size Cited by: 4. Uranium Oxide Slurries. Preparation And Characterization Of Thorium Oxide And Its Aqueous Suspensions. Engineering Properties. Operating Experience with the Hre-2 Slurry Blanket Test Facility. Radiation Stability of Thorium Oxide Slurries. Catalytic Recombination of Radio Lytic Gases In Aqueous Thorium Oxide.

      Thorium Energy, Inc. has the mineral rights to approximately acres ( sq km) of it and states that they have proven thorium oxide reserves of thousand tons and probable reserves of an additional million tons within their claim.[78]. Thorium is a moderately soft, paramagnetic, bright silvery radioactive actinide the periodic table, it lies to the right of actinium, to the left of protactinium, and below thorium is very ductile and, as normal for metals, can be cold-rolled, swaged, and drawn. At room temperature, thorium metal has a face-centred cubic crystal structure; it has two other forms, one at Group: group n/a.


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@article{osti_, title = {Economics of large-scale thorium oxide production: assessment of domestic resources}, author = {Young, J K and Bloomster, C H and Enderlin, W I and Morgenstern, M H and Ballinger, M Y and Drost, M K and Weakley, S A}, abstractNote = {The supply curve illustrates that sufficient amounts of thorium exist supply a domestic thorium-reactor by: 3.

Get this from a library. Economics of large-scale thorium oxide production: assessment of domestic resources. [J K Young; Pacific Northwest Laboratory.; United States. Department of Energy.]. As a firm becomes large scale producer, it faces difficulty in coordinating the various departments of production.

The lack of co-ordination in the production, planning, marketing personnel, account, etc., lowers efficiency of the factors of production. The average cost of production begins to rise. Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element with the symbol Th and atomic number Thorium is silvery and tarnishes black when it is exposed to air, forming thorium dioxide; it is moderately hard, malleable, and has a high melting m is an electropositive actinide whose chemistry is dominated by the +4 oxidation state; it is quite reactive and can ignite in air when Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːriəm/ ​(THOR-ee-əm).

Economies of Large Scale Production: The economies of large scale production are classified by Marshall into (1) Internal Economies and (2) External Economies.

Continue reading. Survival of Small Scale Firms: Small scale production firms has the actual survival value side by with large scale production. The facts are that small scale firms have. The average grade of 7 thorium deposits in the Lemhi Pass area and 1 deposit in the Duck Creek area is % thorium oxide.

Most deposits are the narrow vein type. One deposit in the Lemhi Pass area contains a significant amount of ore with an average grade of about 1% thorium oxide. (i) Lack of co-ordination. As a firm becomes large scale producer, it faces difficulty in coordinating the various departments of production.

The lack of co-ordination in the production, planning, marketing personnel, account, etc., lowers efficiency of the factors of production. The average cost of production begins to rise. (ii) Loose control.

The Scale of production is classified as under; (1)Small Scale Production (2)Large Scale Production 4. Definition: If a firm produces goods with small sized plants, the scale of production is said to be small scale production.

Small scale is associated with low capital output and capital labor ratios. Economies of scale in the history of economic analysis Economies of scale in classical economists. The first systematic analysis of the advantages of the division of labour capable of generating economies of scale, both in a static and dynamic sense, was that contained in the famous First Book of Wealth of Nations () by Adam Smith, generally considered the founder of political economy as.

Economies of scale are important because they mean that as firms increase in size, they can become more efficient. For certain industries, with significant economies of scale, e.g aeroplane manufacture, it is important to be a large firm; otherwise they will be inefficient.

Examples of economies of scale. Specialization and division of labour. They arise in three ways: Firstly, when produc­tion on a large scale is to be undertaken, better techniques can be adopted, e.g., using a spinning machine instead of a ‘charkha’. Secondly, the bigger the machine the more economical it is, e.g., a, 10 H.P.

engine is 5 times. The large scale production is always associated with more and more division of labour. With the division of labour per worker output increases.

Hence, per unit labour cost is reduced in large scale production. Use of machines: The large scale production always makes use of machines. So, all the advantages of the use of machinery are available. Potential of thorium molten salt reactors: detailed calculations and concept evolution with a view to large scale energy production January Progress in Nuclear Energy 46(1) Furthermore, large-scale production permits of a decreased unit-cost production, with the result that small industries are driven out of business, while the large ones tend to become monopolies.

Such a development has actually taken place in the United States, where many lines of production have fallen into the hands of the so-called trusts. The reactor will operate with a power of MWe using thorium-plutonium or thorium-U seed fuel in mixed oxide form.

It is heavy water moderated (& light water cooled) and will eventually be. Define economy of scale. economy of scale synonyms, economy of scale pronunciation, economy of scale translation, English dictionary definition of economy of scale.

economies of scale The decrease in unit cost of a product or service resulting from large-scale operations, as in mass production. n economics a fall Economy of scale. Thorium is a chemical element with symbol Th and atomic number Thorium metal is silvery and tarnishes black when exposed to air, forming the dioxide; it is moderately hard, malleable, and has a high melting m is an electropositive actinide, whose chemistry is dominated by the +4 oxidation state; it is quite reactive, prone to ignition on air when finely divided.

ADVERTISEMENTS: The following points highlight the six limits to Large Scale Production. The six limits are: 1. Financial Diseconomies 2. Managerial Diseconomies 3. Marketing Diseconomies 4. Technical Diseconomies 5. Diseconomies of Risk-Taking 6. External Diseconomies. Large Scale Production: Limit # 1.

Financial Diseconomies: An entrepreneur needs finance to expand his business. Thorium dioxide (ThO 2), also called thorium(IV) oxide, is a crystalline solid, often white or yellow in color. Also known as thoria, it is produced mainly as a by-product of lanthanide and uranium production.

Thorianite is the name of the mineralogical form of thorium dioxide. Advanced Reactors: Physics, Design and Economics contains the proceedings of the International Conference held at Atlanta, Georgia on SeptemberOrganized according to the sessions of the conference, this book first describes the national programs for.

The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR; often pronounced lifter) is a type of molten salt use the thorium fuel cycle with a fluoride-based, molten, liquid salt for a typical design, the liquid is pumped between a critical core and an external heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to a nonradioactive secondary salt.

The secondary salt then transfers its heat to a.Thorium׳s potential future supply could come in the form of main product, by-product or twice by-product (by-product of a by-product) production.

Main product thorium could be supplied from thorium mines, as depicted on the bottom-most section of Fig. -product thorium could potentially come from rare earth element mining and processing, as depicted starting in the middle section of Fig.

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