Fifteenth NEA Information Exchange Meeting on

    Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation

    Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK
    30 September‑3 October 2018

    Full papers or extended abstract submission Template for proceedings  Copyright form

    Programme

    Introduction

    The NEA is organising the fifteenth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). For the first time, the meeting will be held in the United Kingdom in Manchester, UK from 30 September-3 October 2018, hosted by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) in co‑operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    Background

    Advanced nuclear fuel cycles to improve the safety, sustainability and economics of nuclear energy are under development internationally. P&T is one the candidate technologies to help reduce the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.

    In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles, the NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990.

    Scope

    The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles, such as:

    • national nuclear fuel cycle strategies and scenarios analysis;
    • the role of advanced nuclear fuel cycles and P&T and their potential evolution in the future nuclear energy mix;
    • impact of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles on geological disposal, economics, safeguards, etc.
    • radioactive waste management strategies (including secondary wastes); and advanced waste forms;
    • transmutation fuels and targets;
    • advances in pyro and aqueous separation processes;
    • P&T and advanced fuel cycles specific technology requirements: materials, spallation targets, coolants, etc.;
    • transmutation physics, experiments and nuclear data measurements, evaluation and validation;
    • transmutation systems (advanced reactors and accelerator-driven systems, etc.): design, flexibility, performance and safety;
    • advanced fuels fabrication, handling and transportation;
    • multi-physics and multi-scale modelling, simulation, novel theories, benchmark experiments and instrumentation, cost estimation of deploying P&T and advanced fuel cycles.
    • innovative utilisations of actinides and fission products.

    Sessions

    The meeting will be divided in eight different sessions:

    1. International and national programs: overview of national programmes in the field of P&T and advanced fuel cycles and of activities carried out in international organisations.
    2. Fuel cycle strategies and scenarios: scenarios analysis: including cost estimation of deploying P&T and advanced fuel cycles.
    3. Transmutation sytems (advanced reactors and accelerator-driven systems): coolants, physics, infrastructures, design and technology, flexibility, performance and safety.
    4. Modeling and data: basic nuclear materials and structural data, multiphysics and multiscale modelling, simulation, novel theories, benchmark experiments and instrumentation.
    5. Advanced fuels for transmutation and multirecycling: advanced fuels fabrication, handling and transportation, irradiation, characterisation, performance, PIE.
    6. Advanced nuclear fuel recycling: aqueous and pyro separation processes for advanced reprocessing and minor actinide partitioning.
    7. Waste management for future nuclear fuel cycles: impact of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles on geological disposal, economics, safeguards, advanced waste forms, waste management strategies (including secondary wastes).
    8. Innovative utilisations of actinides and fission products: other uses of products or waste materials from advanced fuel cycles; isotopes for space power or medical use; critical resources; etc. 

    Please submit your abstract considering the description of each session.

    Programme

    The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the technical subjects in the scope.

    At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session will be presented by the session chairs.

    The poster session will be held on Monday, 1 October (poster size A0).

    The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday, 2 October at the National Football Museum.

    Programme

    Abstract submission

    Abstract submission is now closed. Participants will be informed by June 2018 whether their paper has been accepted.

    Extended abstracts or full papers

    Extended abstracts or full papers of accepted abstracts and invited talks must reach the NEA in electronic form by 1 September 2018. Download the copyright form and the template for proceedings for extended abstracts or full papers.

    Registration

    Participants planning to attend the meeting without presenting a paper are invited to complete the registration form before 1 September 2018.

    Fees

    No registration fee will be charged. If you decide not to attend following your registration, please send a cancellation note to the NEA Secretariat (e-mail: ).

    Important dates

    End of January 2018
    Start of registration and abstract submission
    23 April 2018
    Close of abstract submission
    15 May 2018
    Select papers/plenary talks/set chair and sessions
    June 2018
    Notification to authors
    1 September 2018
    Close of registration and full paper submission

    Co-operation and IAEA travel grant

    The conference was held in cooperation with the IAEA. IAEA travel grants will provided on the basis of paper selection for applicants from countries eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA's Technical Co-operation Programme.

    Venue, hotel, transport, visa, etc.

    The meeting will be held in Manchester, UK at Manchester Hall.

    Hotel and transport information

    Scientific advisory committee

    Robin Taylor (NNL, UK), Chair
    Jack Law (INL, United States)
    Hamid Aït Abderrahim (SCK-CEN, Belgium)
    Temitope Taiwo (ANL, United States)
    Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France)
    Jan Uhlir (Rez, Czech Republic)
    Stéphanie Cornet (NEA)
    Sung Yeol Choi (KAIST, Rep. Korea)
    Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden)
    Iurii Khomiakov (Russia)
    Amparo Gonzales Espartero (IAEA)
    Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)
    Jean-Paul Glatz (JRC-ITU, EU)
    Il Soon Hwang (SNU, Rep. Korea)

    All correspondence regarding the meeting should be addressed to the workshop secretariat:

    NEA
    Stéphanie Cornet
    Nuclear Energy Agency
    46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne Billancourt
    France

    E-mail: 


    Last reviewed: 3 July 2018

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