Radioactive Waste Management Information
Launching of the NEA Sorption Project, Phase II
The NEA has launched a new co-operative programme - the Sorption Project, Phase II - with the objective of demonstrating the applicability of chemical thermodynamic models to support the selection of sorption parameters used in safety assessments of radioactive waste repositories.
The project is taking the form of a "benchmarking" exercise for the different modelling approaches in use at the participating organisations. The overall aim is to interpret selected, well-characterised datasets for sorption by complex materials. By applying the various modelling approaches in a systematic way to the same measured data, an evaluation of the merits and limitations of the approaches will be possible and recommendations on the use of these models can be made.
The Project was officially started with the first meeting of the Management Board on 28 September, and the first meeting of the Technical Direction Team on 28-29 September.