Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation

    14th Information Exchange Meeting

    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, United States
    17-20 October 2016

    Introduction

    The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is organising the fourteenth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). The meeting will be held in San Diego, United States from 17-20 October 2016, hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    Background

    Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) are some of the key technologies for reducing the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste produced. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.

    In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T, the NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990.

    Scope

    The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T, such as:  

    • fuel cycle strategies and transition scenarios;
    • role of P&T in potential evolutions of role of nuclear energy in future energy mix;
    • impact of P&T on waste: improved radioactive waste forms to enable P&T; radioactive waste management strategies (including secondary wastes);
    • impact of P&T on geological disposal: criteria and results;
    • impact of P&T scenarios on fuel and target designs, fabrication and behaviour, including material data and modelling;
    • advances in pyro and aqueous separation processes;
    • P&T specific technology requirements: materials, spallation targets, coolants, etc.;
    • transmutation physics, experiments and nuclear data requirements and validation;
    • transmutation systems: core design, performance and safety;
    • impact of P&T on the fuel cycle, in particular handling, storage and transportation of transmutation fuels;
    • economics of P&T.

    These topics include multi-scale modelling, experiments and instrumentation, novel theories and benchmarks.

    Programme

    The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the technical subjects in the scope. Poster presenters will be given the opportunity to present their work over a short presentation.

    At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session will be presented by the session chairs.

    Download the the programme.

    Registration and abstract submission

    Abstracts submission for oral presentation is now closed. If you wish to submit an abstract for a poster presentation please do so by completing the following registration form by 1 August 2016.Participants planning to attend the meeting are first invited to complete the registration form registration form. Authors are invited to indicate under which topic (in the scope above) their paper could be classified, and if they would like to have an oral or a poster presentation.

    Participants will be informed by 20 July 2016 whether their paper has been accepted. Full papers of accepted abstracts and invited talks must reach the NEA Secretariat (E-mail ) in electronic form by 15 September 2016.

    Participants planning to attend the meeting without presenting a paper are invited to complete the registration form before 15 September 2016.

    There is no registration fee.

    Proceedings

    All presented papers will be included in the proceedings and published by the NEA after the meeting. Please note that papers not received by 15 September 2016 risk being omitted from the workshop proceedings.

    Full paper submission form

    Workshop proceedings – instructions for authors

    Grant of rights agreement form

    Important dates

    15 January 2016      

    Start of registration and abstract submission

    15 May 2016

    Close of abstract submission

    June

    Select papers / plenary talks / set chair and sessions

    20 July 2016

    Notification to authors

    15 September 2016

    Close of registration and full paper submission

    Venue, hotel, transport, visa, etc.

    The meeting will be held at the:

    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley,
    901 Camino del Rio South,
    San Diego, California 92108, USA.

    A block of rooms has been reserved at a preferential rate: Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.

    There are also numerous hotels nearby.

    Scientific advisory committee

    Terry Todd (INL, United States), Chair Tadafumi Koyama (CRIEPI, Japan)
    Hamid Aït Abderrahim (SCK-CEN, Belgium) Jack Law (INL, United States)
    Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France) Temitope Taiwo (ANL, United States)
    Stéphanie Cornet (NEA) Robin Taylor (NNL, UK)
    Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden) Emmanuel Touron
    Amparo Gonzales Espartero (IAEA) Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)
    Jean-Paul Glatz (JRC-ITU, EU) Dominique Warin (France)
    Clément Hill (IAEA) Massimo Salvatores (INL, United States)
    Il Soon Hwang (SNU, Rep. Korea) Jan Uhlir (Rez, Czech Republic)

    All correspondence regarding the meeting should be addressed to the workshop secretariat:

    NEA Secretariat

    Local organisation

    Stéphanie Cornet
    Nuclear Energy Agency
    46 Quai Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne Billancourt
    France

    E-mail: 

    Jack Law
    Idaho National Laboratory
    PO Box 1625
    Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3870
    United States

    E-mail: 

    Co-operation & IAEA Travel Grant

    The conference will be held in cooperation with the IAEA. IAEA travel grants will be provided on the basis of paper selection for applicants from countries eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA's Technical Co-operation Programme. The application form for theIAEA travel grant can be downloaded here.