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European research Programme for the transmutation of high level nuclear waste in an accelerator driven system

Objective

IP EUROTRANS is devoted to transmutation of high-level waste, focusing on transmutation in an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). The objective is the design and the feasibility assessment of an industrial ADS prototype dedicated to transmutation. The work is carried out by a consortium of 29 partners from 14 countries.

The objectives of the 5 technical domains are:

DM1 Design: Develop a detailed design of a proton accelerator-driven, windowless 100MW sub-critical XT-ADS (Pb-Bi for coolant and spallation target, MOX fuel), together with a conceptual design of a Generic ETD (Pb for coolant and spallation target, minor actinide (MA) oxide fuel). Carry out an economic assessment and safety study of the two designs.

DM2 ECATS: Provide validated experimental input form relevant experiments at sufficient power (20-100 kW) on the coupling of an accelerator, a spallation target an a sub-critical blanket. DM3

AFTRA: Develop U-free oxide fuels such as (Pu, MA, Zr)O2 or CERCER (Pu, MA)O2+MgO or CERMET (Pu, MA)O2 + Mo, with a view to their use both in XT-ADS and Generic ETD, requiring design and modelling, safety assessment, out-of-pile fuel-property measurements, irradiation tests and fuel qualification in HFR and Phénix reactors.

DM4 DEMETRA: Develop and assess structural materials, thermalhydraulics, and heavy-liquid metal technologies for transmutation systems in respect to spallation target material and to coolant.

DM5 NUDATRA: Improve nuclear data evaluated files and models needed to perform the design work.

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Coordinator

KARLSRUHE INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaisertrasse 12
Karlsruhe

Germany

Administrative Contact

Walter TROMM (Dr)

Participants (32)

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ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS SA

France

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR L'ENSEIGNEMENT DU NUCLEAIRE

France

AREVA NP SAS

France

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM DRESDEN ROSSENDORF E.V.

Germany

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA

Belgium

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY

Bulgaria

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR

Portugal

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.

Czechia

OXFORD TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING S.A.

Belgium

AREVA NP GMBH

Germany

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA S.P.A.

Italy

JOINT INSTITUTE FOR POWER & NUCLEAR RESEARCH-SOSNY

Belarus

JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

Japan

GESELLSCHAFT FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG M.B.H.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516520

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 42 926 414

  • EU contribution

    € 23 000 000

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHE INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

Germany