The European pyrometallurgical processing research program PYROREP: Main issues

H. Boussier, R. Malmbeck, G. Marucci

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Abstract

PYROREP is an integrated R & D program funded by the European Commission in the framework of the 5th PCRD. The project aimed to study basic pyroprocessing methods, it is coordinated by CEA, six direct partners and four associated partners were involved in the project. (BNFL-AEA-t, ITU, CRIEPI, CIEMAT-UVA and ENEA-PoliMilano) worked on the basics of an electrorefining process in a chloride medium and the last two partners (CEA-Paul Sabatier University and NRI) focused on separation by electrolysis and separation by reductive salt/metal extraction in a fluoride medium. Some general studies aiming to simulate electrorefining and assess the overall potential of pyroprocesses were also carried out. Independently of the large quantity of scientific results obtained during the three-year work program, an important additional benefit of this contract has been to allow research groups to interact and exchange their experience. The project has been a vehicle for interaction among the persons involved and has led to increased knowledge and skills in handling molten salts and radioactive materials.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventGlobal 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

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ConferenceGlobal 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/03 → …

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Boussier, H., Malmbeck, R., & Marucci, G. (2003). The European pyrometallurgical processing research program PYROREP: Main issues. Paper presented at Global 2003: Atoms for Prosperity: Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy, United States.