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Preliminary design studies of an experimental accelerator-driven system

Objective

The transmutation using an accelerator-driven system (ADS) is a promising solution for reducing the amount of radioactive wastes to be disposed. Its practicability on an industrial scale requires to operate an experimental ADS (XADS). It is proposed to perform preliminary design studies of an European XADS in order to preliminary assess its feasibility, the safety and licensing issues, the needs of R&D in support, its cost, and then to consolidate its road mapping. Several options have already been considered by European Union members, and judged to be promising. The purpose of the proposal is to develop these design options to a level sufficient to perform objective comparisons for being capable to propose a European XADs concept. The preliminary design studies will be focused on the critical points of the accelerator, the spallation target unit and the reactor of the XADS concepts.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAMATOME ANP
Address
Rue Juliette De Recamier 10
69456 Lyon
France

Participants (25)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 25
16161 Cornigliano
BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Sellafield B170
CA20 1PG Seascale
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Berbier-du-mets 20
75013 Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
CENTRO DI RICERCA SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
Vi Strada Ovest Z.i. Macchiareddu
09010 Uta (Cagliari)
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea/saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Juelich
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address

76021 Karlsruhe
FRAMATOME ANP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
91058 Erlangen
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR
Portugal
Address
Estrada Nacional 10
Sacavem
ION BEAM APPLICATION S.A.
Belgium
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Scienza, 3
20126 Milano
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Robert-mayer-strasse 2-4
60054 Frankfurt Am-main
LABORATORIO DEL AMPLIFICADOR DE ENERGIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Plaza De Roma F1
50010 Zaragoza
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
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Väg 33A
100 44 Stockholm
TRACTEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
7,Avenue Ariane 7
1200 Bruxelles
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
2,C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2
28006 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND METALLURGY
Poland
Address
30,Al. Mickiewicza 30
30059 Krakow