Accelerator Driven Systems for Transmutation: Main Design Achievements of the XT-ADS and EFIT Systems within the FP6 IP-EUROTRANS Integrated Project

Didier De Bruyn, Sophie Larmignat, Antony Woaye-Hune, Luigi Mansani, Gérald Rimpault, Carlo Artioli, Peter Baeten

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    In the frame of the 6th European Framework Programme, the IP_EUROTRANS integrated project aims to design by a step by step approach an European Transmutation Demonstrator (ETD). This demonstrator is based on a fast-spectrum reactor driven by an accelerator and working in sub critical mode. The main design achievements of the IP_EUROTRANS project and the remaining issues identified by the partners are presented in the paper for the two machines studied, XT-ADS and EFIT: the objectives assigned to both machines are obtained (an optimum transmutation level for EFIT, a satisfactorily flexibility for installing experiments in high-flux locations for XT-ADS), their respective concepts being still able to respond to feasibility and safety requirements. Recommendations for future work are also provided, in particular for the new project CDT (Central Design Team), launched recently in the frame of the 7th European Framework Programme and that is described in a separate communication.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants ICAPP'10
    Place of PublicationLa Grange Park, Il, United States
    StatePublished - 13 Jun 2010
    Event2010 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - San Diego, Ca
    Duration: 13 Jun 201017 Jun 2010


    Conference2010 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, Ca
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