Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project course: Thermodynamic data collection and assessment

10 September 2017
Barcelona, Spain

About the course

A one-day course, sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) TDB project, on the topic of thermodynamic data collection and assessment is being offered in conjunction with Migration 2017 conference. This overview course is designed to familiarise scientists with current NEA TDB activities and standards, provide an overview of data collection and analysis techniques, and work through some real system examples to demonstrate the critical evaluation and data assessment process. Retaining high scientific standards for the collection, interpretation, critical review and application of thermodynamic data is key goal of the NEA TDB, and will help assure that a strong scientific basis for the safety case is maintained that supports international nuclear waste management options.

Target audience and venue

This one-day course is ideally designed for graduate students, young scientists (typically postdocs) or any scientists who are new to the nuclear chemistry field and its application to nuclear waste management. The course will be offered in the morning to mid-afternoon of the opening day of the Migration 2017 conference in Barcelona, Spain, and will be completed in time for participants to join the planned opening day activities for the conference.

Practical information

Instructors: Marilena Ragoussi, Don Reed and Xavier Gaona – All have extensive experience working with the NEA TDB

Date and time: Sunday, 10 September 2017 from 8:30-15:00 (to be confirmed)

Location: Barcelona Princess Hotel, Avenida Diagonal, 1 – HB-004302, Barcelona. This is an easy walk to the Migration 2017 conference location.

Meals: Coffee breaks and a working lunch will be provided.

Registration fee: EUR 50


Preliminary programme and speakers:

Topic 1: Overview of the NEA and NEA TDB activities and projects (Marilena Ragoussi, OECD NEA, France)

Topic 2: Overview of guidelines for the collection and analysis of thermodynamic data (Don Reed, LANL-CO, USA)

Topic 3: Critical evaluation and assessment exercise (Xavier Gaona, KIT-INE, Germany)

Further details to be announced.


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Last reviewed: 8 February 2017