Progress of the MYRRHA ADS Project in Belgium

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Abstract

The MYRRHA Project was started in 1998 by SCK•CEN in collaboration with Ion Beam Applications (IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve), as anupgrade of the ADONIS Project. MYRRHA is designed as a multi-purpose irradiation facility in order to support research programmes on fission and fusion reactor structural materials and nuclear fuel development. Applications of these are found in accelerator-driven systems (ADS) and in present generation as well as in next generation critical reactors. The first objective of MYRRHA, however, will be to demonstrate on one hand the ADS concept at reasonable power level and on the other hand the technological feasibility of the transmutation ofminor actinides (MA) and long-lived fission products (LLFP) arising from the reprocessing ofradioactive waste. MYRRHA will also help the development of the Pb-alloys technology needed for the LFR (lead fast reactor) Generation-IV concept.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation - Twelfth Information Exchange Meeting (IEMPT12)
Place of PublicationParis, France
Pages158-168
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
EventIEMPT 12 -Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation - Twelfth Information Exchange Meeting - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Sep 201227 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceIEMPT 12 -Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation - Twelfth Information Exchange Meeting
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period2012-09-242012-09-27

Keywords

  • MYRRHA

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