Within the EURATOM Sixth Framework Program, the EUROTRANS integrated project is expected to provide a significant contribution to the demonstration of the industrial transmutation through the Accelerator Driven System route. The goal will be reached through the realization of a detailed design for an experimental facility of 50 to 100 MWth power which shows the technical feasibility of an ADS and the development of a conceptual design of a generic demonstrator (EFIT- European Facility for Industrial Transmutation) to be realized in the long term. SCK•CEN has offered and the EUROTRANS partners have accepted to use the MYRRHA design as a starting basis for the XT-ADS design. This allowed optimizing an existing design towards the needs of XT-ADS within the limits of safety requirements. The EFIT is designed on the basis of the experience acquired in the previous PDS-XADS project and it is fuelled with Minor Actinides (U-free fuel). In EFIT the use of pure lead instead of LBE as the primary coolant, the higher power density and primary temperatures are the features for compactness and efficient energy generation. In the present paper, the general configurations of EFIT and XT-ADS primary system as well as their cores are presented.
|Title of host publication||Technology & Components of Accelerator-driven Systems|
|Place of Publication||Paris, France|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|
|Event||OECD Nuclear Energy Agency International Workshop on Technology & Components of Accelerator Driven Systems (TCADS) - Karlsruhe|
Duration: 15 Mar 2010 → 17 Mar 2010
|Conference||OECD Nuclear Energy Agency International Workshop on Technology & Components of Accelerator Driven Systems (TCADS)|
|Period||2010-03-15 → 2010-03-17|