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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Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project