Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation

12th Information Exchange Meeting

Prague, Czech Republic | 24-27 September 2012

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Workshop proceedings

1. Introduction

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) organised the twelfth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). The meeting was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 24 to 27 September 2012, hosted by the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (RAWRA), and co-sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

2. Background

Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) is one of the key technology for reducing the radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste produced. 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 P&T field, the OECD/NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990. The previous meetings were held in Mito (Japan) in 1990, at ANL (United States) in 1992, in Cadarache (France) in 1994, in Mito (Japan) in 1996, in Mol (Belgium) in 1998, in Madrid (Spain) in 2000, in Jeju (Korea) in 2002, in Las Vegas (United States) in 2004, in Nîmes (France) in 2006, in Mito (Japan) in 2008 and in San Francisco (United States) in 2010.

3. Scope

The meeting covered scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T, such as:

  • Fuel cycle strategies and transition scenarios
  • Radioactive waste forms
  • Impact of P&T on geological disposal
  • Radioactive waste management strategies (including secondary wastes)
  • Transmutation fuels and targets
  • Pyro and aqueous separation processes
  • Materials, spallation targets and coolants
  • Transmutation physics, experiments and nuclear data
  • Transmutation systems: design, performance and safety
  • Handling and transportation of transmutation fuels
  • Economics of P&T

These topics included multi-scale modelling, experiments and instrumentation, novel theories and benchmarks.

4. Programme

The meeting consisted of a plenary session on the first day, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering above technical subjects.
At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session were presented by the session chairs.

5. Scientific advisory committee

Jean-Paul GLATZ (EC) Gary DYCK (IAEA)
Pierre J. D'HONDT (SCK•CEN, Belgium) Jan UHLIR (NRI, Czech Rep.)
Ivo KAPLAN (RAWRA, Czech Rep.) Massimo SALVATORES (CEA, France)
Dominique WARIN (CEA, France) Concetta FAZIO (KIT, Germany)
Tadafumi KOYAMA (CRIEPI, Japan) Kazuo MINATO (JAEA, Japan)
Il Soon HWANG (SNU, Korea) Han Soo LEE (KAERI, Korea)
Enrique M. GONZALEZ (CIEMAT, Spain) Janne WALLENIUS (KTH, Sweden)
Manuel A. POUCHON (PSI, Switzerland) Robin J. TAYLOR (NNL, UK)
Kemal O. PASAMEHMETOGLU (INL, United States) Kathryn A. MCCARTHY (INL, United States)

All correspondence with regard to the meeting should be addressed to the workshop Secretariat:

Dr. Jan UHLIR, Chair
Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc
CZ - 250 68 Husinec - Rez 130
Czech Republic

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Le Seine St-Germain
12 bld des Iles
92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France

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Last reviewed: 16 July 2013