MYRTE Final International Workshop – MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour

Date: Tuesday 05 February 2019 to Thursday 07 February 2019

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode
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MYRTE (MYRRHA Research an d Transmutation Endeavour) is an EU funded project (ID 662186) funded H2020-Euratom. The project started in April 2015 and will ended in March 2019.

 

MYRTE Final International Workshop on “Accelerator driven HLM nuclear reactor for transmutation and high-tech applications”

Objective

The Strategic Research Agenda of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technical platform requires new large infrastructures for its successful deployment. MYRRHA has been identified as a long term supporting research facility for all ESNII systems and as such put in the high-priority list of ESFRI. The goal of MYRTE is to perform the necessary research in order to demonstrate the feasibility of transmutation of high-level waste at industrial scale through the development of the MYRRHA research facility. Within MYRRHA as a large research facility, the demonstration of the technological performance of transmutation will be combined with the use for the production of radio-isotopes and as a material testing for nuclear fission and fusion applications. Numerical studies and experimental facilities are foreseen to reach this goal.

Besides coordination, international collaboration and dissemination activities, the MYRTE proposal contains 5 technical work packages. The first and largest work-package is devoted to the realisation of the injector part of the MYRRHA accelerator to demonstrate the feasibility and required reliability of this non-semi-conducting part of the accelerator. The second work-package addresses the main outstanding technical issues in thermal hydraulics by numerical simulations and experimental validation. Pool thermal hydraulics and thermal hydraulics of the fuel assembly will be the focus of this WP. In the WP on LBE Chemistry, the evaporation from LBE, capture and deposition of Po and fission products will be studied in detail to complement the safety report. A small dedicated WP on experimental reactor physics is also foreseen to allow carrying out the necessary supplementary experiments at the GUINEVERE-facility to address the questions of the safety authorities. In a last WP, advanced studies on Americium-bearing oxide fuel are carried out to demonstrate the capability of developing minor actinide fuel for transmutation.

The coordinator of the project is SCK•CEN (Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire) in Belgium.

The project involved 26 participants are from 9 countries:

  • Accelerators and Cryogenic Systems (France)
  • ADAPTIVE PREDICTIVE EXPERT CONTROL ADEX SL (Spain)
  • EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (Switzerland)
  • CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT (Spain)
  • CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS (France)
  • CENTRO DI RICERCA SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA (Italy)
  • EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA (Spain)
  • AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE (Italy)
  • HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV (Germany)
  • JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN (Germany)
  • ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA (Belgium)
  • JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION (Belgium)
  • KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE (Germany)
  • NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP (Netherlands)
  • PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT (Switzerland)
  • UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (Belgium)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT (Germany)
  • UNIVERSITEIT GENT (Belgium)
  • UNIVERSITA DI PISA (Italy)
  • INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES (Belgium)
  • VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (Belgium)
  • COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD (Slovenia)
  • THALES ELECTRON DEVICES SAS (France)
  • ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO (Portugal)
  • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (France)
  • NTG NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN GMBH & CO KG (Germany)

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