Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Faculty Advisor

Spanagel, David I.

Abstract

Current energy generation methods are economically, environmentally, and physically unsustainable. Nuclear power generation is cleaner and more sustainable than fossil fuels. The paper compiles and assesses current opinions and facts about the viability of thorium energy generation as compared to uranium energy generation. Thorium is a cleaner, safer, cheaper, and more abundant alternative to uranium. With a substantial monetary investment into research and development, thorium fuel could successfully be used to supplement or replace uranium fuel.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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