16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (IEMPT 16)
Introduction

The NEA is organising the Sixteenth Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (IEMPT 16), from 27 June-1 July 2021. The meeting will be held in Russia, Saint Petersburg and hosted by Rosatom in co‑operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Advanced nuclear fuel cycles to improve the safety, sustainability and economics of nuclear energy are under development internationally. Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) is one of the candidate technologies to help reduce the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste. 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 and advanced nuclear fuel cycles, 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 and advanced nuclear fuel cycles. The meeting will be divided in different sessions including the following topics:

  1. International and national programmes: overview of national programmes in the field of P&T and advanced fuel cycles and of activities carried out in international organisations.
  2. Fuel cycle strategies and scenarios: scenarios analysis: including economics aspects for advanced fuel cycles and P&T.
  3. Advanced reactors and accelerator driven systems: coolants, physics, infrastructures, design and technology, flexibility, performance and safety
  4. R&D Infrastructure for advanced fuel cycles and P&T
  5. Modelling and data: codes and data for advanced reactors, verification, in support of modelling, multiphysics, etc
  6. Advanced fuels for transmutation and multirecycling: advanced fuels fabrication, handling and transportation, irradiation, characterisation, performance, PIE.
  7. Advanced nuclear fuel recycling: aqueous and pyro separation processes for advanced reprocessing, minor actinide and fission product partitioning, including MSR systems.
  8. Waste management for future nuclear fuel cycles: advanced waste forms, waste management strategies (including secondary wastes)
  9. Innovative utilisations of actinides and fission products: other uses of products or waste materials from advanced fuel cycles; isotopes for space power or medical use, etc.
Programme

The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the technical subjects abovementioned.

The poster session will be held on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday, 29  June 2021.

More details will be given in due course.

Extended abstracts submission

All participants willing to give a presentation should submit an extended abstract (2-5 pages) by  dates to be announced shortly by completing the registration form (NB: you will need to log into your NEA account or pre-register if you do not already have an NEA account). A template with instructions can be found on the page under the files download section.

Accepted extended abstracts will be part of the proceedings, which will be distributed during the meeting.

Registration

All participants (presenters and non-presenters) planning to attend the meeting are invited to complete the registration form before 15 May 2021 (NB: you will need to log into your NEA account or pre-register if you do not already have an NEA account).

Additional information

Important dates (tentatives dates)

  • 1 November 2021 – Start of registration and extended abstract submissions
  • 28 January 2021 – Close of extended abstract submissions
  • 1 April 2021 – Notification to authors
  • 15 May 2021 – Close of registration for all participants

Fees

No registration fee will be charged. If, following registration, you decide not to attend please send a cancellation notice to the NEA using the e-mail contact above.

Logistics

The meeting should be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. More information will be given in due course.

Working language

The working language will be English.

Proceedings

All presented extended abstracts will be included in the book of abstracts which will be distributed at the meeting.

Workshop officials and committees

Scientific and organising committee

Chairs: Anzhelika Khaperskaya and Iiuri Khomiakov (Russia)
Stéphane Bourg (CEA, France) Jack Law (INL, United States)
Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France) Pavel Soucek (JRC-ITU, EU)
Sung Yeol Choi (KAIST, Korea) Robin Taylor (NNL, UK)
Stéphanie Cornet (NEA) Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)
Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden) Jan Uhlir (Rez, Czech Republic)
Clément Hill  (IAEA) Gert Van Den Eynde (SCK-CEN, Belgium)
Taek K. Kim (ANL, United States)