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Ads and fast Reactor CompArison Study in support of Strategic Research Agenda of SNETP

Objective

The objective of the proposal is based on the outcome of PATEROS CA to assess more in depth the regional approach to P&T implementation. It will respond to one of the key-topics put forward by the Strategic Research Agenda of SNETP. The project intends to look at the economical aspects of the most realistic scenario for P&T with the hypothesis: limit the MA bearing fuel transport and limit the MA bearing fuel handling in and between all places such as at the reactor, at the fuel fabrication and at the reprocessing plant.We would like to assess the cost associated to implementing ADS’s or dedicated Fast Reactors as minor actinide burning facilities. The idea is to start from two fixed hypotheses: (1) we work in double-strata approach and look only at the second (“burning” stratum); (2) we assume a certain influx of minor actinide mass per year that needs to be burned. These two hypotheses will allow the project to avoid extensive scenario studies. The economic impact will be evaluated for investment cost, associated fuel cycle and operational cost but not the needed R&D cost. A crucial parameter to be established for both reactor systems is the maximal minor actinide (MA) content in a core loading. This maximal MA value is determined by operational safety criteria to be adhered by the dedicated burner. An evaluation of a number of safety parameters for the systems will give an upper boundary for the minor actinide mass present in the core. In order to not diversify the work, the project should define a generic and representative system for the ADS approach and the FR approach. For the ADS, one can benefit from the work done in the FP6-EUROTRANS on the EFIT design. For the FR, one could use an SFR or LFR as a starting point. However, the design should be optimized to the task of a dedicated burner. Concerning the FR two options could be envisaged for the core lay-out: driver fuel with blanket or homogeneous mixture.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2009
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Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 119 141,82
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 066,05
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Martin-Fuertes (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 010
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 470
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Ribeiro (Dr.)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 21 743
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Jasek (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 51 945,29
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eliane Perret (Ms.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 290
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aliki Van Heek (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 25 680
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
TRANSNUBEL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Arianelaan 4
1200 Sint Lambrechts Woluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Bairiot (Mr.)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 528,50
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liam Duncalf (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 276,20
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)