WPFC Expert Group on Fuel Recycling and Waste Technology (EGFRW)
Ongoing

Scope

Under the guidance of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Advanced Fuel Cycles (WPFC), the Expert Group on Fuel Recycling and Waste Technology (EGFRW) focuses on the separation processes relevant to recycling technologies for spent nuclear fuel including reprocessing, waste treatment, recycling and reuse of spent fuel components but excluding long-term (dry/wet) spent fuel storage technologies.

Objectives

The EGFRW performes technical assessments of separation processes in applications related to current and future nuclear fuel cycles and recommends collaborative international efforts to further processes development and deployment.

The expert group provides scientific information to cover technical issues associated with:

  • Separation technologies, including processing issues for different nuclear fuels and fuel cycles comprising aqueous, pyrochemical and hybrid-combination scenarios.
  • Assessment of treating and managing residual wastes, emissions and effluents arising from the recycling processes (including reduction of waste from structural materials).
  • Updating information on the developments needed to meet the requirements for implementing longterm sustainable nuclear fuel cycles, including partitioning and transmutation.
  • Evaluation of (1) advanced head-end requirements for separating spent fuel components from new types of reactors, and (2) requirements for quality and forms of separated components that areneeded for fabrication of new types of recycle fuels.
  • Promotion of necessary capabilities for separations R&D including facilities, modelling and simulation and skills.
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Structure

Meetings

  • 4th meeting (28 Oct. 2021, remote)
  • 3rd meeting (6 Jul. 2021, remote)
  • 2nd meeting (22 Apr. 2021, remote)
  • 1st meeting (21 Jan. 2021, remote)

Former Expert Group on Fuel Recycling Chemistry (EGFRC) - replaced by EGFRW in 2021 

  • 19th meeting (1 Oct. 2020, remote)
  • 18th meeting (1 Jul. 2020, remote)
  • 17th meeting (24-25 Mar. 2020, remote)
  • 16th meeting (27 Sept. 2019, Seattle, US)
  • 15th meeting (6-7 Mar. 2019, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 14th meeting (4 Oct. 2018, Manchester, UK)
  • 13th meeting (14-15 Mar. 2018, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 12th meeting (10-11 Oct. 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 11th meeting (13-14 Mar. 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 10th meeting (17 Oct. 2016, San Diego, US)
  • 9th meeting (5 Apr. 2016, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 8th meeting (13-14 Oct. 2015, NEA HQ, Issy les Moulineaux, France)
  • 7th meeting (3-4 Mar. 2015, NEA HQ, Issy les Moulineaux, France)
  • 6th meeting (21-22 Oct. 2014, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 5th meeting (31 Mar. - 1Apr. 2014, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 4th meeting (29-30 Oct. 2013, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 3rd meeting (21-22 Febr. 2013, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 2nd meeting (8-9 Oct. 2012, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 1st meeting (12-13 Apr. 2012, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)

EGFRW working area (password protected | reminder)

Contact

Gabriele Grassi