Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) and the mandate of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of the Fuel Cycle (WPFC), the Expert Group on Fuel Recycling Chemistry (EGFRC) will be focused on the separations processes relevant to recycling technologies for spent nuclear fuel including waste treatment. The Expert Group will perform technical assessments of separations processes in applications related to the current and future nuclear fuel cycles and recommend collaborative international efforts to further processes development.
This expert group replaces Expert Group on Chemical Partitioning (closed in 2012).
The scope of the Expert Group covers the technical issues associated with:
Separation technologies, including both aqueous and pyrochemical processing issues for different nuclear fuels and fuel cycle scenarios;
Assessment of managing residual wastes arising from the recycling processes ;
Update information on the developments needed to meet the requirements for implementing long-term sustainable nuclear fuel cycles, including partitioning and transmutation;
Analysis of advanced processing concepts, including technological maturity in design bases for future reprocessing plants.
4th meeting (29-30 October 2013, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
3rd meeting (21-22 February 2013, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
2nd meeting (8-9 October 2012, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
1st meeting (12-13 April 2012, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)