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EUROpean research program for the PARTitioning of minor actinides and some long-lived fission products from high active wastes issuing the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels (EUROPART).

Objective

The research to be done within EUROPART concerns the Partitioning of long-lived radio nuclides (Lars) contained in the nuclear wastes issuing the reprocessing of nuclear spent fuels. After separation, the Lars will be destroyed in short-lived or stable nuclides by nuclear means (P&T strategy) or conditioned into stable dedicated solid matrices (P&C strategy) The target elements will be the actinides (Ands): Am to CIF for the wastes issuing the reprocessing of UOX or MOX fuels, and U to CIF for the reprocessing of spent fuels and targets (ex: the nuclear double strata concept). The separation techniques to be studied will belong to 2 domains: hydrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy (cf. the previous FP5 programs). The main research axes for both domains will be: 1/ Partitioning of Am-CIF from the high level wastes issuing there processing of high burn-up MOX and multi-recycled MOX fuels, 2/ Partitioning of all actinides together for recycling, for advanced dedicated fuel cycles, i.e. double strata concept, Assign hydrometallurgy, the research is organized in 5 Work Packages (WP). 4 Was are dedicated to the study of Partitioning methods and 1 WP concerns the development of Ands co-conversion methods for fuel preparation. In hydrometallurgy, the research is organized in 4 Was.
(i) 2 Was concern the development of An partitioning methods, and one of them (WP7) also includes basic study of the chemistry of the trans-Cm elements in molten halides,
(ii) 1 WPconcerns the study of the conditioning of the wastes issued from petrochemical processes,
iii) the last WP is dedicated to system studies. There will be a strong management team that will be concerned not only with the scientific, technical and financial issues of EUROPART, but also with other issues such as ethical matters, Science and Society, gender issues, and benefits for Europe. Training and education of the young researchers participating to EUROPART will be also an important part of the project.

Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2003-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
France

Participants (26)

AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights
BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Daresbury Park 1100
Warrington
CENTRAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY
Japan
Address
Chiyoda-ku, Otemachi 1-6-1
Tokyo
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNIKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Praha 6
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address

Goeteborg
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Bruxelles
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECHNOLOGIE L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
Warszawa
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Saarstrasse 21
Mainz
KATCHEM SPOL. S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
El. Krasnohorske 6
Praha 1
NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Daresbury Park 1100
Daresbury, Warrington
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Cantoblanco, Carretera De Colmenar Viejo Km.15
Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 12
Parma
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Aout, 7
Liege
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
Strasbourg
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House, Whiteknights
Reading
USTAV ANORGANICKE CHEMIE - AKADEMIA VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Address

Rez - Praha
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Rez 130
Rez - Praha