Full-Cycle Banana Fission Reactor Design and Analysis

Dr. D. Kong1

1 Department of Advanced Banana Applications, Cranberry-Lemon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


In a world struggling to find clean, safe, and sustainable sources of energy, the banana is often overlooked. While typical banana applications are rarely developed for uses beyond consumption and gaining a competitive advantage in go-kart races, they contain the radioactive isotope potassium-40. While the unstable potassium isotope is useless for power generation in its natural concentration, an enrichment process could easily produce fuel-grade bananas usable in a light water reactor to produce power using a naturally occurring fuel source capable of being grown in most ...

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