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Long-term performance of Engineered Barrier Systems (EBS)

Objective

The main aim of the project PEBS (Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System) is to evaluate the sealing and barrier performance of the EBS with time, through development of a comprehensive approach involving experiments, model development and consideration of the potential impacts on long-term safety functions. The experiments and models cover the full range of conditions from initial emplacement of wastes (high heat generation and EBS resaturation) through to later stage establishment of near steady-state conditions, i.e. full resaturation and thermal equilibrium with the host rock. These aspects will be integrated in a manner that will lead to a more convincing connection between the initial transient state of the EBS and its long-term state that provides the required isolation of the wastes. The work proposed within the project builds on existing knowledge and experience generated during recent years and supported by ongoing nat. and EC research programmes. The project pretends to provide a more complete description of the THM and THM-C (thermo-hydromechanical-chemical) evolution of the EBS system, a more quantitative basis for relating the evolutionary behaviour to the safety functions of the system and a further clarification of the significance of residual uncertainties for long-term performance assessment. The importance of uncertainties arising from potential disagreement between the process models and the laboratory and in situ experiments to be performed within PEBS, and their implications for extrapolation of results will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on possible impacts on safety functions. In addition to the scientific-tech. aim, the consortium will spread the essential results to the european scientific community and Canada, Japan and China, use its expertise for public information purposes, and promote knowledge and technology transfer through training. WP 5 brings together activities concerning dissemination and training.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2009
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 383 245

Participants (17)

NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 216 830
Address
Hardstrasse 73
5430 Wettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 112 150
Address
Box 3091
169 03 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 594
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 179 079
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 7
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Industrial de los Recursos Naturales
Spain
EU contribution
€ 385 538
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 14 Parcela Ce 1 12
28918 Leganes
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 470
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 760
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 335 681
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
France
EU contribution
€ 19 825
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 750
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOLDER ASSOCIATES GLOBAL IBERICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 912
Address
Calle Jose Abascal Bajo 45
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Solexperts AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Mettlenbachstrasse 25
8617 Mönchaltorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TK CONSULT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Seefeldstrasse 287
8008 Zuerich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLAY TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 125 499
Address
Ideon Research Centre Ole Roemers Vaeg 12D
22370 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CNNC BEIJING RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF URANIUM GEOLOGY NON PROFIT ORGANISATION
China
Address
Xiao Guan Dong Li 10 Anwai 10
100029 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Japan
Address
765-1 Funaishikawa Tokai-mura Naka Gun
319 1184 Ibaraki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DM IBERIA S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Albasanz 14 - 3°G
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)