Theoretically and experimentally derived criteria for partitioning and transmutation of radionuclides in existing reactors
In order to set target values for partitioning of radioactive nuclides and for the specification of fuels and targets for transmutation, the strategies most likely to be used for recycling minor actinides and technetium from existing reactors have been reviewed and compared to the direct disposal concept of spent PWR fuels. For a given reduction of the toxicity by a factor of a hundred, the research needs and the impact on the existing fuel cycle have been evaluated: (i) basic data needed to design fuels; (ii) simulation experiments to assess the radiation behaviour, planning and execution of radiation experiments; (iii) assessment of the additional radiation doses of the new fuels; (iv) decontamination factors for lanthanides; (v) separation yields in partitioning required for the given radiotoxicity reduction.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd International Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation, Cadarache (FR), December 12-14, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38832 ORA
Record Number: 199510206 / Last updated on: 1995-02-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en