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Understanding and Physical and Numerical Modelling of the Key Processes in the Near-Field and their Coupling for Different Host Rocks and Repository Strategies (NF-PRO)

Objective

The principal objective of the Integrated Project NF-PRO is to establish the scientific and technical basis for evaluating the safety function "containment and minimisation of release" of the near-field of a geological repository for high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel. To this end, NF-PRO will investigate dominant processes and process couplings affecting the isolation of nuclear waste within the near-field and apply and develop conceptual and mathematical models for predicting the source-term release of radio nuclides from the near-field to the far-field. Results and conclusions of experimental and modelling work will be integrated in performance assessment. To understand the performance of the overall near-field system, an adequate insight in both the performance of the individual near-field sub-systems and their interactions is essential. Accordingly, NF-PRO has been structured in five Research and Technology Development Components (further referred to as RTD Components) each representing a major near-field sub-system. In particular, RTD Components 1 to 4 address key processes controlling dissolution of and release from the waste matrix, chemical processes taking place in the Engineered Barrier System (EBS),the thermo-hydromechanical (THM) evolution of the EBS and the characteristics and the evolution of the excavation disturbed zone (EDZ), respectively. Process couplings and integration in performance assessment are dealt within RTD Component 5. Knowledge management and the exploitation and the dissemination of results represent key elements within NF-PRO. Component 6 brings together all activities concerning training (including knowledge management and transfer).In addition to the scientific-technical objectives, the consortium will make the acquired data, knowledge and expertise available and accessible to the broad scientific community, use its expertise for public information and promote knowledge and technology transfer through training.

Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2003-FIXEDDEADLINE
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STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDES DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
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Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles
Belgium

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Participants (39)

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
France
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
Chatenay Malabry

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ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y EL DESAROLLA INDUSTRIAL DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES
Spain
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Alenza 1
Madrid

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ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris

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BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
Address
Stilleweg 2
Hannover

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BUTEC UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Duesseldorfer Strasse 32-34
Eschborn

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CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Address
Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc, Gran Capitan S/n
Barcelona

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CENTRE UNIVERSITAIRE DE FORMATION ET DE RECHERCHE DE NIMES
France
Address
Site Vauban - Rue Du Dr Georges Salan
Nimes

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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Sven Hultinsgata 2
Goeteborg

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi 200
Bruxelles

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EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.
Spain
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Emilio Vargas 7
Madrid

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ENVIROS SPAIN S.L.
Spain
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Passeig De Rubi, 29-31
Valldoreix - Barcelona

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
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Weberstrasse 5
Karlsruhe

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V.
Germany
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 128
Weissig - Dresden

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GALSON SCIENCES LTD
United Kingdom
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Grosvenor House 5, Melton Road
Oakham

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GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH
Germany
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Schwertnergasse 1
Koeln

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INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
77/83 Avenue Du General De Gaulle
Clamart

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INSTITUT FUER GEBIRGSMECHANIK GMBH
Germany
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Friederikenstrasse 60
Leipzig

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
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Parc Technologique Alata
Verneuil En Halatte

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NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE
Switzerland
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Hardstrasse 73
Wettingen

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon

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NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
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Westerduinweg 3
Petten

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ORGANISME NATIONAL DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS ET DES MATIERES FISSILES ENRICHIES/NATIONALE INSTELLING VOOR RADIOACTIEF AFVAL EN VERRIJKTE SPLIJTSTOFFEN
Belgium
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Avenue Des Arts 14
Bruxelles

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PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
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Tbc
Villigen Psi

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POSIVA OY
Finland
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Olkiluoto

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QUINTESSA LTD
United Kingdom
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Dalton House, Newtown Road
Henley-on-thames

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SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
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16 Bartley Wood Business Park
Hook

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STUDSVIK NUCLEAR AB
Sweden
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Nykoping

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SVENSK KAERNBRAENSLEHANTERING AB
Sweden
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Brahegatan 47
5864 Stockholm

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CLAUSTHAL
Germany
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Adolph-roemer-strasse 2A
Clausthal-zellerfeld

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UNITED KINGDOM NIREX LTD
United Kingdom
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Curie Avenue
Didcot,harwell,chilton

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UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
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Rua Da Maestranza S/n
La Coruna

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
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Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht

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UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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Western Bank, Firth Court
Sheffield

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UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF
United Kingdom
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Park Place 55
Cardiff

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UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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St Olofsgatan, 10B
Uppsala

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USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
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Rez 130
Rez - Praha

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VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
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Vuorimiehenkatu 5
Espoo

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