16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (16IEMPT)
Introduction

The NEA is organising the 16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (16IEMPT) on 26-30 June 2022. The meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and hosted by Rosatom in co‑operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Advanced nuclear fuel cycles to improve the safety, sustainability and economics of nuclear energy are under development internationally. Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) is one of the candidate technologies to help reduce the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.

In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles, the NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990.

Scope

The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategy/policy developments in the field of P&T and advanced nuclear fuel cycles. The meeting will be divided into different sessions including the following topics:

  1. International and national programmes: overview of national programmes in the field of P&T and advanced fuel cycles and of activities carried out in international organisations
  2. Fuel cycle strategies and scenarios: scenario analyses, including economic aspects, for advanced fuel cycles and P&T
  3. Advanced reactors and accelerator driven systems: coolants, physics, infrastructures, design and technology, flexibility, performance and safety
  4. R&D infrastructures for advanced fuel cycles and P&T
  5. Modelling and data: codes and data for advanced reactors, verification, in support of modelling, multiphysics...
  6. Advanced fuels for transmutation and multirecycling: advanced fuels fabrication, handling and transportation, irradiation, characterisation, performance, PIE
  7. Advanced nuclear fuel recycling: aqueous and pyro separation processes for advanced reprocessing, minor actinide and fission product partitioning, including MSR systems
  8. Waste management for future nuclear fuel cycles: advanced waste forms, waste management strategies (including secondary wastes)
  9. Innovative utilisations of actinides and fission products: other uses of products or waste materials from advanced fuel cycles, isotopes for space power or medical use...
Programme

The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the above-mentioned technical subjects. 

More details will be given in due course.

Extended abstracts submission

All participants willing to give a presentation should submit an extended abstract (2-5 pages) by completing the registration form (NB: you will need to log in using your NEA account or to pre-register if you do not already have an NEA account, or create one here). A template with instructions can be found in the files download section.

Accepted extended abstracts will be part of the proceedings, which will be distributed during the meeting.

Registration

All participants (presenters and non-presenters) planning to attend the meeting are invited to complete the registration form (NB: you will need to log into your NEA account or to pre-register if you do not already have an NEA account, or create one here).

Additional information

Important dates

More information will be given in due course.

Fees

No registration fee will be charged. If, following registration, you decide not to attend please send a cancellation notice to the NEA using the e-mail contact above.

Logistics

The meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. More information will be given in due course.

Working language

The working language will be English.

Proceedings

All presented extended abstracts will be included in the book of abstracts, which will be distributed at the meeting.

Workshop officials and committee members

Scientific and Organising Committee

Chairs: Vladimir Artisyuk and Iurii Khomiakov (Russia)
Stéphane Bourg (CEA, France)  
Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France)  
Sung Yeol Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)  
Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden)  
Amparo González Espartero (IAEA)  
Gabriele Grassi (NEA)  
Clément Hill  (IAEA)  
Taek K. Kim (ANL, US)  
Andrea Salvatores (CEA, France)  
Pavel Souček (JRC-ITU, EU)  
Robin Taylor (NNL, UK)  
Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)  
Jan Uhlíř (Řež, Czech Republic)  
Gert Van Den Eynde (SCK CEN, Belgium)