Aquatic Chemistry and Thermodynamics of Actinides and Fission Products Relevant to Nuclear Waste Disposal

EU Project Contract FIKW-CT-2000-00035 in the framework of "Research and Training in the Field of Nuclear Energy" as part of the Fifth Framework Programme covered by the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Treaty.
Coordinator: Reinhardt Klenze, FZ Karlsruhe / Germany

Abstract / Project Outlining

The main objective of this project is to improve the scientific basis for performance and safety assessment of various waste management strategies. The goal is to provide fundamental knowledge about the behaviour of actinides and fission products in solution and solid phases. The research programme is focused on understanding the phenomena that are of key importance for modelling of the chemical processes that i) control the integrity of waste canisters; ii) control the dissolution of the waste form (source term); and iii) determine the rate and extent of radionuclide transport in dissolved or particle form from the repository to the biosphere. This project follows out of the findings of a concerted action entitled "Joint European Thermodynamic Database for Environmental Modelling - JETDEM", published in the Nuclear Science and Technology series under EUR 1913 1EN. For more details, please refer to the JETDEM WWW-page.

The project is structured into three work packages:

Duration: September 2000 - August 2003

A more detailed description of the project background and goals is also accessible. In addition, there is an internal branch with password-protected access available.


Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) Karlsruhe / Germany
Local Contact: Reinhardt Klenze
Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (FZR) Dresden / Germany
Local Contact: Vinzenz Brendler
Paul-Scherrer-Institut (PSI) Villigen / Switzerland
Local Contact: Jörg Hadermann
Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm / Sweden
Local Contact: Ingmar Grenthe
Universitat Politecnica Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona / Spain
Local Contact: Jordi Bruno
Københavns Universitet (KU), Copenhagen / Denmark
Local Contact: Susan Stipp
Enterpris Ltd. (EP), Reading / Great Britain
Local Contact: David Read
CIEMAT (CM), Madrid / Spain
Local Contact: Tiziana Missana

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Last Update: October 11th, 2000

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