WPFC Expert Group on Fuel Recycling Chemistry (EGFRC)
Ongoing

Objectives

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 focuses on the separations processes relevant to recycling technologies for spent nuclear fuel including waste treatment. The expert group performs 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.

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.
Infographics
EGFRC
IDEaL Database
Publications and reports
3
results
Meetings
  • 16th meeting (27 September 2019, Seattle, US)
  • 15th meeting (6-7 March 2019, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 14th meeting (4 October 2018, Manchester, UK)
  • 13th meeting (14-15 March 2018, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 12th meeting (10-11 October 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 11th meeting (13-14 Mars 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 10th meeting (17 October 2016, San Diego, US)
  • 9th meeting (5 April 2016, NEA HQ, Boulogne Billancourt, France)
  • 8th meeting (13-14 October 2015, NEA HQ, Issy les Moulineaux, France)
  • 7th meeting (3-4 March 2015, NEA HQ, Issy les Moulineaux, France)
  • 6th meeting (21-22 October 2014, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 5th meeting (31 March-1st April 2014, NEA HQ, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 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)

EGFRC working area (password protected | reminder)

Contact

Stephanie Cornet