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High temperature reactor, nuclear, physics, waste and fuel cycle studies

Objective

The nuclear physics codes for Low-Enriched (LEU) HTR fuel can be verified and adjusted with measurements at the test HTR reactors in Japan (HTTR) and in China (HTR-10).
Additional information will be available from the critical facility PROTEUS in Switzerland. The core analyses with different codes will allow determining temperature coefficients and control rod worth for block and pebble bed type HTR with LEU fuel for safety evaluation and design. Plutonium extracted fro m spent LWR MOX is considered as an attractive HTR- fuel cycle to reduce the growing stockpiles of civil Plutonium.

HTR core analysis will be made for this symbiosis of LWR and HTR. Special treatments for purification of contaminated carbonaceous material from the core structures are intended to improve the disposal or re-use. Data for long-term geochemical modelling of directly disposed spent HTR fuel will be generated by leaching tests on the matrix, coating and kernels of fuel elements.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Juelich
Germany

Participants (11)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Sellafield B170
CA20 1PG Seascale
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea/saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE DES MATIÈRES NUCLÉAIRES
France
Address
Rue Paul Dautier 2
78141 Velizy Villacoublay
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Mekelweg 15
2629 JB Delft
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES ET DES MINES DE NANTES
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chelford Road, Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
Italy
Address
Via Diotisalvi 2
56126 Pisa
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
31,Pfaffenwaldring 31
70569 Stuttgart