Potential and Challenges for Small Modular Non-Light Water Reactors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Irfan Ali, a Member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Reactor Concepts LLC (ARC) made a presentation on May 4, 2016, entitled “Potential and Challenges for Small Modular Non-Light Water Reactors” at a roundtable sponsored by Global America Business Institute (GABI). Mr. Ali’s presentation was a review of the various reactors that are potential participants in the future Small Modular Reactor (SMR) market and he discussed the large potential market for SMR’s and the problems that must be overcome to realize this potential.
In the field of advanced reactors, SMRs represent a significant breakthrough in technology and form factor. The much smaller size of SMRs results in much lower complexity that makes it easier to design and deploy these reactors. The resulting global benefit is an expansion of the nuclear footprint to those parts of the world that need it the most. In the process, SMRs enable a distributed architecture for the production and distribution of electricity; an architecture that is considerably superior to the centralized status quo based on large, light-water reactors.
In this emerging migration to advanced reactors, in a smaller form factor, ARC is a leading proponent for innovation intended to improve the lives of people around the world.