On going activities in Belgium in the field of ADS: from MYRRHA to XT-ADS, perspectives for implementation

    Research outputpeer-review


    The Belgian activities in the field of "Fast Reactors & Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) - Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors" are mainly related to ADS and in particular to the MYRRHA project development. MYRRHA is an accelerator-driven, multi-purpose fast neutron spectrum facility for R&D, cooled by a lead-bismuth eutectic. The present document is focused on the results obtained since 2005 and the perspective for the implementation of such machine. The MYRRHA project has now evolved as an European integrated project in the frame of the IP_EUROTRANS (European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme); the MYRRHA "Draft-2" pre-design file has been proposed to the partners as a basis for the XT-ADS machine; the modifications needed to achieve the XT-ADS objectives are currently being investigated. The R&D programme, included in IP_EUROTRANS, allows to enhance the already existing R&D programme. Beyond 2008 perspectives are under consideration with several EU partners and the EC, for structuring the implementation and the deployment of the XT-ADS; SCK-CEN is considering Joint Undertaking for setting up this frame and has already declared its readiness to welcome a fast spectrum irradiation facility at its technical site in Mol.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorking Material - Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    StatePublished - Apr 2007
    Event2006 - IAEA 39th annual meeting : Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors & ADS - Beijing
    Duration: 15 May 200619 May 2006

    Publication series

    NameIAEA-Technical Meetings
    Number28911 - TWG-FR/130


    Conference2006 - IAEA 39th annual meeting

    Cite this