Fuel fabrication and reprocessing issues: the ASGARD project
Review article, 2020

The ASGARD project (2012-2016) was designed to tackle the challenge the multi-dimensional questions dealing with the recyclability of novel nuclear fuels. These dimensions are: the scientific achievements, investigating how to increase the industrial applicability of the fabrication of these novel fuels, the bridging of the often separate physics and chemical communities in connection with nuclear fuel cycles and finally to create an ambitious education and training platform. This will be offered to younger scientists and will include a broadening of their experience by international exchange with relevant facilities. At the end of the project 27 papers in peer reviewed journals were published and it is expected that the real number will be the double. The training and integration success was evidenced by the fruitful implementation of the Travel Fund as well as the unique schools, e.g. practical and theoretical handling of plutonium.

Reprocessing issues

Recyclability

Novel nuclear fuels

Fuel fabrication

Author

Christian Ekberg

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material

Teodora Retegan Vollmer

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Eva De Visser Tynova

Nuclear Research And Consultancy Group

Mark Sarsfield

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)

Janne Wallenius

AlbaNova University Center

EPJ NUCLEAR SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES

2491-9292 (ISSN)

Vol. 6 34

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Information Systemes, Social aspects

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1051/epjn/2019014

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12/4/2020