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Thermal treatment for radioactive waste minimisation and hazard reduction

Deliverables

Synthesis report of WP4

Synthesis report of WP4.

Geomelt technology

Report on Geomelt technology and demonstration test trials.

Memorandum outlining the output of task 3.1

This report will show the waste streams chosen for demonstration and the technology platform on which the processing of each waste stream will be demonstrated. The justification for the use of particular platforms for selected waste streams will be outlined.

Report compiling the identification work of WAC (subtask 4.1.1, M4.1) and the requirements in terms of characterisation (subtask 4.1.2)

Report is compiling the identification work of WAC (subtask 4.1.1, M4.1) and the requirements in terms of characterisation (subtask 4.1.2). This report is a common document in which each participating country will provide some input.

Synthesis report of project

Collate the final outputs from WP2, WP3 and WP4 into an overall synthesis report for a technical readership, and a shorter summary report for a wider readership. The Synthesis report will seek to achieve the following: Ø Act as an entry point for understanding the content and nature of other project deliverables. Ø Enable mutual sharing of experience in the management of specific waste types across EU countries through recognition of common wastes and common challenges. Ø Summarise key strengths and weaknesses of different thermal treatment routes and their appropriateness and feasibility for specific waste streams. Ø Set out understanding of the characteristics and properties of thermally treated wasteforms and their viability for geological disposal, and implications for the safety case. Ø Establish preferred routes and potential mutual sharing of thermal treatment facilities to open management routes and opportunities for waste management across Europe, including identification of uncertainties, further required R&D, and next steps.

Test report covering all demonstrations including a description of the process, the waste treated and the operational process parameters such as process evolution versus time, power input and temperature of melt

Test/trial observation report covering all demonstrations including a description of the process, the waste treated and the operational process parameters such as process evolution versus time, power input and temperature of melt. A material balance across the process will be calculated and conclusions of the process operation will be drawn to include a performances assessment based on various criteria such as quality of the containment matrix, secondary waste production and organics destruction. The following demonstrations and observations from the trials will be summarised in the report (delivered in month 25); · SHIVA (CEA/AREVA) · In Can Melting (CEA/AREVA) · Thermal Gasification (VTT) · GeoMelt (NNL) · Hot Isostatic Pressing (NNL) · Active Hot Isostatic Pressing (USFD) · VICHR (VUJE) D3.2 will include a results and observations of the test trials carried out across the 6 treatment routes. Analysis will be coered in WP4 (D4.4). WP5 will include a summary and synthesis of lessons learned.

Value Assessment report (Year 3) – based on inputs from WP2, WP3 and WP4

Report is based on inputs from WP2, WP3 and WP4. It includes review of potential benefits and disadvantages of selected waste stream / thermal treatment technology combinations in different EU countries (considers all information available at the end of the project)

Report compiling the definition and adaptation of characterisation tests (subtask 4.2.1) and the public data coming from existing or new characterisation tests from subtasks 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4

This report is compiling the definition and adaptation of characterisation tests (subtask 4.2.1) and the public data coming from existing or new characterisation tests from subtasks 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4. This report will be based on previous milestones and each participating country will provide input.

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) technology

Report on Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) technology and demonstration tests.

Gasification based waste treatment

Description of gasification based radwaste treatment technology and demonstration test trials carried out in the THERAMIN project.

Summary report of project

Summary report of project.

VICHR technology

Report on VICHR technology and demonstration tests.

Conference Proceedings

To coordinate a development of a project scientific conference with the project co-ordinator, WP leaders and End User group, and prepare and edit proceedings for electronic publication.

Report on the safety case implication study

Report on the safety case implication study. (task 4.3) This report is a common document in which each participating country will provide input.

SHIVA and In Can melting technologies and demonstration test trials

Report on SHIVA and In Can melting technologies and demonstrations.

Public Web site established

Public Web site of the project

Technical Training Workshop

To organise a technical training school on thermal treatment methods and product disposability to improve knowledge and capability of young scientists and non-specialists.

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Publications

Strategic Study of Thermal Treatment of European Radioactive Wastes

Author(s): S Doudou, E K Swain-Phipps, A J Fuller, S M Wickham, N Daniels, E Fourcy, M Fournier, B Frasca, K Meert, A Mikusova, M Olin, R Poskas, C Scales
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012002, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012002

Thermal treatment for radioactive waste minimisation and hazard reduction: overview and summary of the EC THERAMIN project

Author(s): S J Scourfield, J E Kent, S M Wickham, M Nieminen, S Clarke, B Frasca
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012001, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012001

Dissolution of plasma treated non-radioactive surrogate cemented concentrates and ion exchange resins in KOH solution at 40 °C

Author(s): K Ferrand, S Caes, K Lemmens, K Meert
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012016, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012016

The HADES Facility for High Activity Decommissioning Engineering & Science: part of the UK National Nuclear User Facility

Author(s): N C Hyatt, C L Corkhill, M C Stennett, R J Hand, L J Gardner, C L Thorpe
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012022, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012022

In-Can vitrification of ash

Author(s): M Fournier, N Massoni, J F Hollebecque
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012005, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012005

Gasification-based thermal treatment of Low and Intermediate Level Waste containing organic matter

Author(s): M Nieminen, J Laatikainen-Luntama, M Olin
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012007, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012007

Hot isostatic pressing: thermal treatment trials of inactive and radioactive simulant UK intermediate level waste

Author(s): L J Gardner, S A Walling, N C Hyatt
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012009, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012009

Influence of thermal treatment on the disposability of spent ion exchange resins in a deep geological repository: a French case

Author(s): B Frasca, L Griffault, J Lefevre, C Martin, M A Romero
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012021, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012021

Characterisation of co-mixed HIP wasteforms for Magnox sludge and clinoptilolite wastes

Author(s): S A Walling, L J Gardner, N C Hyatt
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012014, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012014

Active demonstration of the thermal treatment of surrogate sludge and surrogate drums using the GeoMelt™ In Container Vitrification (ICV) melter installed in NNL Central Laboratory

Author(s): S Clarke, C Scales, N Patel, J Roe, A W Banford
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012004, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012004

Assessing the value of thermal treatment technologies

Author(s): A J Fuller, S Doudou, J E Kent, E J Harvey, S M Wickham
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012003, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012003

Geopolymerisation of gasified ion-exchange resins, mechanical properties and short-term leaching studies

Author(s): Tapio Vehmas, Emmi Myllykylä, Matti Nieminen, Jaana Laatikainen-Luntama, Markku Leivo, Markus Olin
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012017, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012017

Incineration-vitrifícation of a mixture of zeolites, diatoms and ion exchange resins using the SHIVA process

Author(s): M Fournier, F Rousset
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012015, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012015

Preface

Author(s): S J Scourfield, J E Kent
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 011001, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/011001

Development of Generic Criteria for Evaluating the Disposability of Thermally Treated Wastes

Author(s): L Harvey, D Galson, S Catherin, M-A Romero, M Fournier, A Fuller, S Wickham
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 818, 2020, Page(s) 012013, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/818/1/012013

Thermal treatment for radioactive waste minimisation

Author(s): Matti Nieminen, Markus Olin, Jaana Laatikainen-Luntama, Stephen M. Wickham, Slimane Doudou, Adam J. Fuller, Jenny Kent, Maxime Fournier, Sean Clarke, Charlie Scales, Neil C. Hyatt, Sam A. Walling, Laura J. Gardner, Stephane Catherin, Benjamin Frasca
Published in: EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies, Issue 6, 2020, Page(s) 25, ISSN 2491-9292
DOI: 10.1051/epjn/2019040

Vitrification of Inactive Incineration Ash in a Full Industrial Scale In Can Melter

Author(s): N. Massoni, M. Fournier, J.-F. Hollebecque, Y. Papin
Published in: 2020