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Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditions

Objective

While the scientific understanding of the dissolution of standard spent uranium oxide fuel has reached a certain mature state, new types of fuels with additives (“doped fuels”) have been developed. These fuels are already in use in some reactors, and their use is foreseen to be expanded. Dissolution data is now required to confirm that the dissolution behaviour of such fuels in a geological repository environment is similar to that of standard fuel. Similarly, there is a dearth of dissolution data from MOX fuels, which are also currently in use in several reactors. This project is therefore targeting oxide fuels containing additives, including Cr, Gd and Pu, in order to ensure that relevant characteristics are understood to a level commensurate with standard fuels. This project aims to expand the database on spent fuel dissolution with results from dissolution studies performed in truly reducing conditions, with hydrogen present. The effects of dopants will be investigated through experiments using both spent nuclear fuel and synthetic materials specifically designed for the project. In addition, chemical modelling will be employed to improve the understanding and description of the dissolution process relevant to the expected chemical conditions inside a failed waste container in a deep geological repository environment.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Net EU contribution
€ 256 125,00
Address
Box 3091
169 03 Solna
Sweden

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (18)

AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 192 937,50
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AMPHOS 21 GROUP SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 202 500,00
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 40, Planta 8
08019 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 98 550,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 464 310,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 195 342,50
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 235 000,00
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STUDSVIK NUCLEAR AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 470 000,00
Address
N/a
61182 Nykoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Södermanlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 78 750,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 164 862,50
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 25 937,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 100 620,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington

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North West (England) Cheshire Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 343,75
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 202 707,50
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 35 200,00
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 57 590,00
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 515 993,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 476 298,25