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Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditions

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Project "DISCO" data sheet

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Coordinator
SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG 

Organization address
address: BOX 3091
city: SOLNA
postcode: 169 03
website: http://www.skb.se

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website https://www.disco-h2020.eu/
 Total cost 4˙692˙067 €
 EC max contribution 3˙987˙675 € (85%)
 Programme 1. H2020-Euratom-1.2. (Contribute to the development of solutions for the management of ultimate nuclear waste)
 Code Call NFRP-2016-2017-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2021-05-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG SE (SOLNA) coordinator 256˙125.00
2    JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION BE (BRUSSELS) participant 515˙993.00
3    STUDSVIK NUCLEAR AB SE (NYKOPING) participant 470˙000.00
4    KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE DE (KARLSRUHE) participant 464˙310.00
5    AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL ES (BARCELONA) participant 395˙437.00
6    NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED UK (WARRINGTON) participant 270˙000.00
7    STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE BE (BRUXELLES) participant 255˙000.00
8    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH DE (JULICH) participant 235˙000.00
9    PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT CH (VILLIGEN PSI) participant 202˙707.00
10    CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT ES (MADRID) participant 195˙342.00
11    FUNDACIO EURECAT ES (CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES (BARCELONA)) participant 190˙800.00
12    THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 135˙000.00
13    Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy FI (Espoo) participant 110˙000.00
14    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR (PARIS 15) participant 100˙620.00
15    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD UK (SHEFFIELD) participant 98˙550.00
16    ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS FR (PARIS) participant 92˙790.00
17    FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC ES (MANRESA BARCELONA) participant 0.00

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 Project objective

While the scientific understanding of the dissolution of standard spent uranium oxide fuel has reached a certain mature state, new types of fuels with additives (“doped fuels”) have been developed. These fuels are already in use in some reactors, and their use is foreseen to be expanded. Dissolution data is now required to confirm that the dissolution behaviour of such fuels in a geological repository environment is similar to that of standard fuel. Similarly, there is a dearth of dissolution data from MOX fuels, which are also currently in use in several reactors. This project is therefore targeting oxide fuels containing additives, including Cr, Gd and Pu, in order to ensure that relevant characteristics are understood to a level commensurate with standard fuels. This project aims to expand the database on spent fuel dissolution with results from dissolution studies performed in truly reducing conditions, with hydrogen present. The effects of dopants will be investigated through experiments using both spent nuclear fuel and synthetic materials specifically designed for the project. In addition, chemical modelling will be employed to improve the understanding and description of the dissolution process relevant to the expected chemical conditions inside a failed waste container in a deep geological repository environment.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Modelling of groundwater interaction with fuel, model description and thermodynaimc data. Progress report on task 1&2. Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:04:49
First test calculations on solid solution (U,Pu)O2: dissolution of UOX spent fuel matrices in an underground spent-fuel cell. Progress report on task 3. Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:04:10
Spent Fuel Experiments: First dissolution results Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:02:11
Failed fuel report: Characterisation and secondary alteration products Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:01:55
AM2 Minutes Documents, reports 2020-04-03 14:59:53
Webinar 2 Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:41:48
Solid phase: Description of models, review of critical thermodynamic data and first test calculations. Progress report on task 1. Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:03:08
AM2 Proceedings Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:01:13
Model materials experiments: First dissolution results Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:02:33
3rd Mobility grant announcement Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:01:28
\"Newsletter#3\" Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:00:44
Web site open Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
Plan for peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
Webinar 1 Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
Initial state report: Sample characterisation and experimental set-up Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
1st Mobility grant announcement Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:19
AM1 Minutes Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
\"Newsletter#1\" Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
Agreement of conditions to consider in the models: discussions between modelling and experimentalists Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
AM1 Proceedings Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
LinkedIn Group Established Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
2nd Mobility grant announcement Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
Plan for Webinars Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:19
Kick-off minutes Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:18
\"Newsletter#2\" Documents, reports 2020-02-14 12:02:19

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of DISCO deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 L.Z. Evins, I. Farnan, D. Hambley, E. Gonzalez Robles, O. Roth, D. Bosbach, L. Duro, E. Curti, A. Valls (Sweden, UK, Germany, Spain, Switzerland)
MODERN SPENT FUEL DISSOLUTION IN FAILED CONTAINER CONDITIONS (DISCO)
published pages: 176-177, ISSN: , DOI:
MIGRATION-2017: 16th International Conference on Chemistry and Migration Behaviour of Actinides and Fission Products in the Geosphere 2020-02-14

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