The next step for MYRRHA: the Central Design Team FP7 project

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Abstract

SCK•CEN in association with 18 Europeans partners from industry, research centra and academia, responded to the second FP7 call to establish a Central Design Team for the design of a FAst Spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility (FASTEF) able to demonstrate efficient transmutation and associated technology through a system working in subcritical and/or critical mode. The proposal prepared by the consortium coordinated by SCK•CEN has been accepted for funding and the project has started 01 April 2009 for a period of 3 years. MYRRHA/FASTEF is proposed to be designed to an advanced engineering level for decision to embark for its construction at the horizon of 2012 with the following objectives: be operated as a flexible and high-flux fast spectrum irradiation facility; be an experimental device to serve as a test-bed for transmutation by demonstrating the ADS technology and the efficient transmutation of high level waste; contribute to the demonstration of the Lead Fast Reactor technology without jeopardizing the two above objectives. The paper discusses in more detail the objectives and the work programme of CDT: Definition of specifications and detailed work programme of FASTEF, Design of the FASTEF in sub-critical & critical mode, Plant Requirements and Key issues towards realisation.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications & Utilization of Accelerators
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
EventInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 May 20098 May 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period2009-05-042009-05-08

Keywords

  • MYRRHA, XT-ADS, engineering design

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