Nature and scope of the project

The MYRTE project is a Research and Innovation Action relating to topic NFRP-09-2015

'Transmutation of minor actinides of the EURATOM work programme 2014-2015. The MYRTE project is coordinated by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN. The MYRTE consortium involves 27 European organizations including universities, research institutes and industrial corporations. Most MYRTE Consortium members have been involved previously in major projects concerning the development of Generation IV LFR and ADS technology.

MYRTE will significantly contribute to the design, R&D and licensing activities of MYRRHA and further builds on the efforts performed within the previous FP-programmes.

Expected results

MYRTE will contribute to the realization of the first large facility in the world regarding the ADS concept, MYRRHA, leading up to innovation in the field of partitioning and transmutation i.e. investigating the conversion of long-lived radionuclides to radio-isotopes with shorter half-lives. This will be accomplished through:

  • Realization of the RFQ at UCL;
  • Realization of MYRRHA pool thermohydraulics experiments;
  • Realization of MYRRHA fuel assembly thermal hydraulic experiments
  • Understanding of the chemistry of major volatile radionuclides in liquid lead-bismuth;
  • Realization of the necessary core reactor physics experiments in the GUINEVERE facility in support of the MYRRHA (pre-)licensing;
  • Extending the database on Amercium-oxide fuel.

The MYRTE project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement N° 662186.

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