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Technologies, materials and thermal-hydraulics for lead alloys

Objective

The most promising candidates for the beam target of ADS are lead and its alloys. It was both on the basis of their properties and acquired experience in the field of liquid metals (LM) that Pb-Bi liquid eutectic has been selected as spallation material and as coolant for an ADS DEMO reactor. Even if the Russians have developed the technology of the Pb-Bi alloy, it is necessary to carry out several investigations in order to demonstrate the applicability of that technology and/or to develop new systems. Besides, thermal-hydraulic experiments, which cover fundamental topics typical for any ADS system, have to be performed in order to define analytical correlations for lead alloys and to validate codes for design. The final goal of this activity is to demonstrate whether a sub-critical system using Pb or Pb-Bi as spallation target and coolant is really technologically feasible.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4, Centro Bologna
40129 Bologna
Italy

Participants (13)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 25
16161 Cornigliano
BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Campus De Luminy, Case 913
13288 Marseille
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Georges Urbain 15
94407 Vitry Sur Seine
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Université De Lille 1 - Bât. C6
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Centre De Cadarache, Bat 208
13108 St.paul Les Durance
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Rue De La Piscine 1130
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
INSTITUT QUIMIC DE SARRIA CETS
Spain
Address
Via Augusta 390
08017 Barcelona
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF
Germany
Address

01314 Weissig - Dresden
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Väg 33A
100 44 Stockholm