The seventh edition of the annual NEA Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project course on the topic of thermodynamic data collection and assessment will take place as a one-day, in-person event on 23 September 2023 in Nantes, France. The event will be orginised before the Migration Conference (24 -29 September 2023).
Organised by the NEA TDB Project, the course 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.
Ideally designed for graduate students, young scientists (typically postdoctoral students) 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). The course also further targets scientists interested in broader environmental applications of the NEA TDB and the collection and application of thermodynamic data.
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: Other thermodynamic databases and implementer's perspective
Topic 5: Thermodynamic data in the context of uranium mining
Instructors: Xavier Gaona (KIT-INE, Germany), Don Reed (LANL, USA), Marcus Altmaier (KIT-INE, Germany), Lara Duro (Amphos21, Spain), Pascal Reiller (CEA, France), Jesus S. Martinez (NEA, France)
Date and time: 23 September 2023, 9:00-18:00 (CEST/ Paris time)
Location: Mercure Nantes Centre Grand Hôtel, 4 Rue du Couedic, 44000 Nantes, France
Registration deadline: 14 September 2023
Registration fee: 65 EUR