Conceptual design of a new homogeneous reactor for medical radioisotope Mo-99/Tc-99m production
Paper i proceeding, 2014

To partly solve the global and regional shortages of Mo-99 supply, a conceptual design of a nitrate-fuel-solution based homogeneous reactor dedicated for Mo-99/Tc-99m medical radioisotope production is proposed. The modified LEU Cintichem process for Mo-99 extraction which has been licensed and demonstrated commercially for decades by BATAN is taken into account as a key design consideration. The design characteristics and main parameters are identified and the advantageous aspects are shown by comparing with the BATAN's existing Mo-99 supply chain which uses a heterogeneous reactor (RSG GAS multipurpose reactor).


P.H. Liem

NAIS, Co. Inc.

Hoai Nam Tran

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

T.M. Sembiring

Badan Tenaga Nuklir Nasional Indonesia

B. Arbie

PT MOTAB Technology

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