Safety of ACtinide Separation proceSSes (SACSESS)
Forskningsprojekt, 2013 – 2016

Nuclear power plays a key role in limiting EUs greenhouse gases emissions, and makes an important contribution to improve European Unions independence, security and diversity of energy supply. However, its social acceptance is closely linked to an enhanced safety in the management of long-lived radioactive waste contributing to resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness of this energy and ensuring a robust and socially acceptable system of protection of man and environment. Among the different strategies, partitioning and transmutation (P&T) allows a reduction of the amount, the radiotoxicity and the thermal power of these wastes, leading to an optimal use of geological repository sites.In line with the Strategic Research Agenda of SNE-TP, the SACSESS collaborative project will provide a structured framework to enhance the fuel cycle safety associated to P&T. In addition, safety studies will be performed for each selected process to identify weak points to be studied further. These data will be integrated to optimise flowsheets and process operation conditions.A training and education programme will be implemented in close collaboration with other European initiatives, addressing safety issues of nuclear energy industry.The multidisciplinary consortium composed of European universities, nuclear research bodies, TSOs and industrial stakeholders will generate fundamental safety improvements on the future design of an Advanced Processing Unit. SACSESS will thus be an essential contribution to the demonstration of the potential benefits of actinide partitioning to the global safety of the long-lived waste management.


Christian Ekberg (kontakt)


Jenny Halleröd



Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico (ENEA) Sostenibile (ENEA)

Roma, Italy

Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)

Tokyo, Japan

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (Ciemat)

Madrid, Spain

Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze

Praha, Czech Republic

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Juelich, Germany

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

Brussels, Belgium

Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN)

Fontenay Aux Roses, France

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic

Husinec-Rez, Czech Republic

Instytut Chemii I Techniki Jadrowej (ICTHJ)

Warszawa, Poland

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany


Paris, France

Lancaster University

Lancaster, United Kingdom

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

National Nuclear Laboratory

Seascale, United Kingdom

Paul Scherrer Institut

Villigen, Switzerland

Politecnico di Milano

Milano, Italy

Universita degli Studi di Parma

Parma, Italy

Université de Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France

Universiteit Twente

Enschede, Netherlands

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

University of Reading

Reading, United Kingdom

Ustav Jaderneho Vyzkumu Rez

Husinec, Czech Republic


Europeiska kommissionen (EU)

Projekt-id: EC/FP7/323282
Finansierar Chalmers deltagande under 2013–2016


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