Recent Design Developments Of The MYRRHA ADS Project In Belgium

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The MYRRHA project started in 1998 by SCK•CEN in collaboration with Ion Beam Applications as an upgrade of the ADONIS project, to become a MTR for material and fuel research, to study the feasibility of transmutation of Minor Actinides and Long-Lived Fission Products arising from the reprocessing of radioactive waste and finally to demonstrate at a reasonable power scale the principle of the ADS. The MYRRHA design has progressed through various framework programmes of the European Commission in the context of Partitioning and Transmutation. The most recent version, called FASTEF, still conceived as a flexible irradiation facility, now able to work in both sub-critical and critical modes. FASTEF has been developed within the CDT project (2009-2012). In this paper, we present the most recent developments of the MYRRHA design in terms of accelerator, primary system, reactor building and plant layout.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAPP13 - 2013 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
Place of PublicationKorea, Republic Of
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Event2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Korean Nuclear Society, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


Conference2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of



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