From MYRRHA to XT-ADS – Development of Pb-Bi cooled ADS and Perspective of Implementation in Europe

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    The MYRRHA project started in 1998 by SCK•CEN in collaboration with Ion Beam Applications (IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve). MYRRHA is designed as a multi-purpose irradiation facility in order to support research programmes on fission and fusion reactor structural materials and nuclear fuel development. Applications of these are found in Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) systems and in present generation as well as in next generation critical reactors. The first objective of MYRRHA however, will be to demonstrate on one hand the ADS concept at a reasonable power level and on the other hand the technological feasibility of transmutation of Minor Actinides (MA) and Long-Lived Fission Products (LLFP) arising from the reprocessing of high-level, heat-emitting radioactive waste (HLW). MYRRHA will also help the development of the Pb-alloys technology needed for the LFR (Lead Fast Reactor) Gen.IV concept. This project will trigger the development of various innovative technologies and techniques that are of interest for various nuclear fission and fusion applications. Some of them are described in the paper. Since April 2005, MYRRHA is serving as a basis for the development of the European experimental ADS (XT-ADS) in the frame of the European Commission FP6 project EUROTRANS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference "Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2007"
    Place of PublicationLjubljana, Slovenia
    StatePublished - Dec 2007
    EventInternational Conference "Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2007" - Nuclear Society of Slovenia, Portorož
    Duration: 10 Sep 200713 Sep 2007


    ConferenceInternational Conference "Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2007"

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