Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project course – 4th edition: Thermodynamic data collection and assessment

12-13 November 2020
Paris, France

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About the course

The 4th edition of the annual NEA TDB course on the topic of thermodynamic data collection and assessment will take place in Paris over two days. This event is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) TDB project, and it is designed to familiarise scientists with current NEA TDB activities and standards, provide an overview of data collection and analysis techniques, and work through some real system examples to demonstrate the critical evaluation and data assessment process. Retaining high scientific standards for the collection, interpretation, critical review and application of thermodynamic data is a key goal of the NEA TDB, and will help assure that a strong scientific basis for the safety case is maintained to support international nuclear waste management options.

Target audience and venue

This two-day course is ideally designed for graduate students, young scientists (typically postdocs) or any scientists who are new to the nuclear chemistry field and its application to nuclear waste management (repository science as well as environmental remediation/containment of near-surface contamination sites). It also further targets scientists interested in broader environmental applications of the NEA TDB and the collection and application of thermodynamic data.

Practical information

Instructors: Xavier Gaona (KIT-INE, Germany), Don Reed (LANL, USA), Marcus Altmaier (KIT-INE, Germany), Marilena Ragoussi (OECD/NEA, France), Lara Duro (Amphos21, Spain) and Barbara Lothenbach (EMPA, Switzerland).

Date and time:  Thursday and Friday 12-13 November 2020

Location: NEA Offices, Paris, France

Meals: Coffee breaks, two working lunches and one dinner will be provided.


Topic 1: Overview of the NEA and NEA TDB activities and projects

Topic 2: Overview of guidelines for the collection and analysis of thermodynamic data

Topic 3: Critical evaluation and assessment exercise

Topic 4: Implementer's perspective

Topic 5: Cementitious systems

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To register, please visit the following page. The registration deadline is 30 August 2020. Payment instructions will be announced soon.

Registration fee: EUR 75 for early registration (until the deadline) and EUR 100 for late registration.


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Last updated: 31 January 2020