Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project course – 4th edition: Thermodynamic data collection and assessment

Due to circumstances imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event will take place online.

12 November 2020

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About the course

The 4th edition of the annual NEA TDB course on the topic of thermodynamic data collection and assessment will take place in a webinar format. This event is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) TDB project, and it 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 a key goal of the NEA TDB, and will help assure that a strong scientific basis for the safety case is maintained to support international nuclear waste management options.

Target audience and venue

This 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 (repository science as well as environmental remediation/containment of near-surface contamination sites). It also further targets scientists interested in broader environmental applications of the NEA TDB and the collection and application of thermodynamic data.

Practical information

Instructors: Xavier Gaona (KIT-INE, Germany), Don Reed (LANL, USA), Marcus Altmaier (KIT-INE, Germany), Marilena Ragoussi (OECD/NEA, France), Lara Duro (Amphos21, Spain) and Barbara Lothenbach (EMPA, Switzerland).

Date and time:  Thursday, 12 November 2020, 15:30-18:00 (Paris time)

Location: Online


Topic 1: Overview of the NEA and NEA TDB activities and projects

Topic 2: Overview of guidelines for the collection and analysis of thermodynamic data

Topic 3: Critical evaluation and assessment exercise

Topic 4: Implementer's perspective

Topic 5: Cementitious systems

Download the detailed outline.


To register, please visit the following page. The registration deadline is 31 October 2020.

Registration fee: This year's event will be free of charge.


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Last updated: 20 July 2020