Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project Publications

Chemical Thermodynamics Series

The Chemical Thermodynamics Series comprises review reports dealing with data selection for particular elements or groups of elements and state-of-the-art reports focusing on the application of chemical thermodynamics to particular systems of interest in radioactive waste management.

The NEA Thermochemical Database (TDB) project has so far published twelve review reports and one state-of-the-art report. These review books are indispensable when using the selected TDB data, as they contain detailed information about which data sources were used in the selection procedure, how the selection was done, and information about areas where more experimental data are needed. The use of the selected data without these publications is not recommended.

The state-of-the-art report published as Volume 10 of the TDB series concerns the chemical thermodynamics of solid solutions.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 13a (2013)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Iron, Part 1

  • by Robert J. Lemire (Chair), Urs Berner, Claude Musikas, Donald A. Palmer, Peter Taylor and Osamu Tochiyama
  • This book is available online.
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Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 12 (2012)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Tin

  • by Heinz Gamsjäger (Chair), Tamás Gajda, James Sangster, Surendra K. Saxena, and Wolfgang Voigt
  • This book is available online.
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Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 11 (2009)

Chemical thermodynamics of Thorium

  • by Malcom Rand (Chair), Jean Fuger, Ingmar Grenthe, Volker Neck and Dhanpat Rai
  • This book is available online.
Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 10 (2007)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Solid Solutions of interest in Nuclear Waste Management

  • by Jordi Bruno (Chair), Dirk Bosbach, Dmitrii Kulik and Alexandra Navrotsky
  • This book is available online.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 9 (2005)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Compounds and Complexes of U, Np, Pu, Am, Tc, Se, Ni and Zr with Selected Organic Ligands

  • by Wolfgang Hummel (Chair), Giorgio Anderegg, Ignasi Puigdomenech, Linfeng Rao and Osamu Tochiyama
  • This book is available online.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 8 (2005)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Zirconium

  • by Paul L. Brown (Chair), Enzo Curti and Bernd Grambow with the collaboration of Christian Ekberg
  • This book is available online.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 7 (2005)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Selenium

  • by Åke Olin (Chair), Bengt Noläng, Lars-Olof Öhman, Evgeniy Osadchii and Erik Rosén
  • This book is available online.

N.B. A list of errata for "Chemical Thermodynamics of Selenium " is available as a pdf-file: Errata list Selenium book.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 6 (2005)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Nickel

  • by Heinz Gamsjäger (Chair), Jerzy Bugajski, Tamas Gajda, Robert Lemire and Wolfgang Preis
  • This book is available online.

N.B. A list of errata for "Chemical Thermodynamics of Nickel " is available as a pdf-file: Errata list Nickel book.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 5 (2003)

Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium

  • by Robert Guillaumont (Chair), Thomas Fanghänel, Jean Fuger, Ingmar Grenthe, Volker Neck, Donald A. Palmer and Malcolm H. Rand
  • This "Update" published in 2003 is not self-contained in that it does not include the critical reviews for data retained from previous reviews. Such information is available only in the first four volumes of the Series.
  • This book is available online.

N.B. A list of errata and corrections for the "Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium" is available as a pdf-file: Errata list Update book.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 4 (2001)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Neptunium and Plutonium

  • by Robert J. Lemire (Chair), Jean Fuger, Heino Nitsche, Paul Potter, Malcolm H. Rand, Jan Rydberg, Kastriot Spahiu, James C. Sullivan, William J. Ullman, Pierre Vitorge and Hans Wanner
  • This book is available online.
  • Note that the selections contained in it may have been superseded by the Update published in 2003.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 3 (1999)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Technetium

  • by Joseph A. Rard (Chair), Malcolm H. Rand, Giorgio Anderegg and Hans Wanner
  • This book is available online.
  • Note that the selections contained in it may have been superseded by the Update published in 2003.

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N.B. A list of errata and a new CD-ROM for "Chemical Thermodynamic of Technetium" are available. The errata list is available as a pdf-file. Errata list Tc book.
If you would like to receive the new CD-ROM, please send in your old CD-ROM to the NEA TDB project coordinator and we will send you the new version.

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 2 (1995)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Americium

  • by Robert J. Silva (Chair), Giovanni Bidoglio, Malcolm H. Rand, Piotr B. Robouch, Hans Wanner and Ignasi Puigdomenech
  • with an Appendix on Uranium by: Ingmar Grenthe, M. C. Amaia Sandino, Ignasi Puigdomenech and Malcolm H. Rand
  • Note that the selections contained in it may have been superseded by the Update published in 2003. A reprint of this book is available from the OECD/NEA in electronic version. Follow this link for further information.
 

Chemical Thermodynamics Series Volume 1 (1992)

Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium

  • by Ingmar Grenthe (Chair), Jean Fuger, Rudy J. M. Konings, Robert J. Lemire, Anthony B. Muller, Chinh Nguyen-Trung and Hans Wanner
  • Note that the selections contained in it may have been superseded by the Update published in 2003. An electronic reprint of this book is available from the NEA. Follow this link for further information.
 

Other TDB publications

Originally published in 1997, the book Modelling in Aquatic Chemistry contains useful information on how to use the selected values of the TDB reviews in performance assessment calculations for radioactive waste disposal, as well as general information on thermodynamic modelling. Follow this link for the complete text.

The Use of Thermodynamic Databases in Performance Assessment, Workshop Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain, 2001

Performance assessment of repository concepts for the geological disposal of long-lived radioactive waste relies on the availability of thermodynamic data for many radionuclides and other elements under a wide range of physico-chemical conditions. This publication contains the full papers and summary discussion records of a workshop attended by scientists active in the field of chemical thermodynamics and experts in repository performance assessment who use the thermochemical databases for their evaluations. During the workshop, participants discussed current experimental and theoretical standpoints, new data requirements and the peculiarities of their application in performance assessment. This publication is available online.

From Thermodynamics to the Safety Case, Symposium Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2010

The objective of the symposium “From Thermodynamics to the Safety Case”, organised jointly by the NEA TDB and Sorption Projects, was to present and discuss the principal outcomes of these two projects with interested communities (academic institutions, technical support organisations, waste management organisations, regulatory bodies). Emphasis was placed on illustrating and discussing key challenges when applying thermodynamic models and underlying databases to problems of interest for the waste management community as a whole. These proceedings contain extended abstracts of the presentations delivered by the speakers and summary records of the discussions, as well as the main conclusions and recommendations for the future work under the TDB and Sorption Projects. This publication is available online.

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Last reviewed: 17 December 2013