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  1. Reference materials for fuel analysis

    Fuel quality is an important energy issue for industry as well as for citizens. When using fuels in car engines or domestic heating systems consumers need to be sure that the fuel does not cause any malfunction or damage to their equipment. Similarly, con ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Nuclear fuel safety

    Nuclear fuel safety is the basic component of all safety requirements associated with nuclear energy production. The ultimate goal is to ensure that fuel rods in the reactor core will fulfil their main safety function, which consists of retaining all radi ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Nuclear waste management and decommissioning

    Radioactive waste management in the EU has its legal basis through the EURATOM treaty and the recently adopted “Waste Directive” (2011/70/EURATOM). The Directive provides for Responsible and Safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste. It builds o ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Hydrogen Sensors in Systems for Alternative Fuels

    The whole infrastructure of hydrogen production, transport, storage, distribution and final comsumption has to be monitored by means of adequate gas sensors. Several types are available both for safety monitoring and fuel delivery control at fuel cells an ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Impacts of the EU Biofuel Target on Agricultural Markets and Land Use- A Comparative Modelling Assessment

    The Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires that 20% of the EU's energy needs should come from renewable sources by 2020, and includes a target for the transport sector of 10% from biofuels. This report analyses and discusses the global impa ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Some considerations on the role of LSD spikes in safeguarding nuclear reprocessing plants

    Large sized dried spikes (LSD) are a fundamental part of the fissile material control of irradiated nuclear fuel. They are applied to measure the uranium and plutonium content of dissolved fuel solutions from reprocessing plants using isotope dilution mas ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Regulating Air Emissions from Ships: The State of the Art on Methodologies, Technologies and Policy Options

    In recent years public concerns regarding the environmental impacts of maritime transport have increased. This is because maritime transport is the fifth largest contributor to air pollution and carbon emissions, and the growth rate of trade makes the pro ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Simulation of the Mg(Ar) Ionization Chamber Currents by Different Monte Carlo Codes in Benchmark Gamma Fields

    High energy photon (over 10 MeV) and neutron beams adopted in radiobiology and radiotherapy always produce mixed neutron/gamma-ray fields. The Mg(Ar) ionization chambers are commonly applied to determine the gamma-ray dose because of its neutron insensiti ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Testing of Hydrogen Safety Sensors in Service Simulated Conditions

    Reliable and effective sensors for the accurate detection of hydrogen concentrations in air are essential for the safe operation of fule cells, hydrogen fuelled systems (e.g. vehicles) and hydrogen production, distribution and storage facilities. The pres ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Renewed Interest in Lead Cooled Fast Reactors

    In the last few years a number of compact designs of lead-alloy cooled systems have been promoted. Moreover, in Russia a design effort was started earlier on the pure lead-cooled BREST reactor but this effort does not appear to be strongly funded any more ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Flexibility in the Production of Hydrogen and Electricity from Fossil Fuel Power Plants

    Concerns about global climate change have led to the formulation of a number of fossil fuel power plant concepts, which are intended to capture the carbon dioxide produced, so that it can be stored in geological structures. In the medium and long-term fut ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Assessment of PEFC Performance by Applying Harmonized Testing Procedure

    The performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEFC) stacks is assessed in terms of polarization curve measurements under laboratory conditions by applying a harmonized testing procedure. Harmonization at the level of testing procedures allows ...

    30 April 2014

  13. European approach for a Perennial Storage of Severe Accident Research Experimental Data as Resulting from EU Projects like SARNET, PHEBUS FP and ISTP

    In the fleet of European nuclear power plants, with a very low probability circumstances, severe accident sequences may result in core melting and plant damage leading to dispersal of radioactive material into the environment and thus constituting a healt ...

    30 April 2014

  14. The Effects of Increased Demand for Biofuels Feedstocks on the World Agricultural Markets and Areas- Outcomes of a Workshop- 10-11 February 2010, Ispra (Italy)

    This study is performed under request of DG CLIMA, in support to the preparation of the policy proposal on the assessment of the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC). Agro-economic models are used to provide estimates of how much cropland area incre ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Status of the SARNET Network on Severe Accidents

    After four and a half years of operation in the frame of the 6th Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Commission, SARNET (Severe Accidents Research NETwork of excellence) continues in the FP7 (project named SARNET2) from April 2009 for 4 years. Forty ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Ageing Probabilistic Safety Assessment Network- Achievement and Perspectives

    This paper presents the main achievements obtained in the frame of Joint Research Centre- Institute for Energy (JRC-IE) institutional project "Use of PSA for Evaluation of Ageing Effects". The project started in 2004, with 14 organizations which ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Critical Issues in Estimating ILUC Emissions- Outcomes of an Expert Consultation

    Under request of DG ENER and CLIMA, the JRC organised in November 2010 an expert consultation, grouping world-recognised academics and experts in the field on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) effects caused by increased use of biofuels. This consultation a ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Relationships Between Chemical and Mineral Composition of Coal and Their Potential Applications As Genetic Indicators.- Part 1. Chemical Characteristics

    The relationships between the chemical and mineral composition of 37 coal samples from Australia, Bulgaria, USA, Japan, Canada, South Africa, China, Spain, and Ukraine, which differ considerably in their geology, rank, age, ash yield, chemistry and minera ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Inert Matrix Fuel

    In a strict sense the term inert matrix fuel (IMF) refers to any nuclear fuel containing a low activation matrix as carrier for the fissile material. Since the early days of nuclear technology, this idea has been investigated, originally with the goal to ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Towards Modeling Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracks on Grain Size Scales

    Development of advanced models at the grain size scales has so far been mostly limited to simulated geometry structures such as for example 3D Voronoi tessellations. The diculty came from a lack of non-destructive techniques for measuring the microstructu ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Modular 3-D solid finite element model for fatigue analyses of a PWR coolant system

    The extension of operational licenses of second generation pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants depends to a large extent on the analyses of fatigue usage of the reactor coolant pressure boundary. The reliable estimation of the fatigue usa ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Advanced micro-analytical and thermophysical investigations of irradiated nuclear fuel

    Highlights on advanced PIE tools available at JRC-ITU for the study of relevant properties of irradiated nuclear fuel in the domain of micro-analysis and thermophysics are presented. The scope of application covers conventional, evolutionary and advanced ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Hot Cells Post Irradiation Examination at JRC-ITU

    This contribution provides some highlights on the main Post Irradiation Examination capabilities and on recent and ongoing effort aimed at developing advanced tools for the study of relevant properties of irradiated nuclear fuels at ITU. The scope of appl ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Advanced techniques for the mechanical characterization of irradiated nuclear fuel

    The characterization of mechanical properties constitutes a key challenge for the study of nuclear fuel behaviour under conditions relevant for safe in-pile operation. This applies to both conventional and advanced fuel concepts. At JRC-ITU new tools are ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Estimation of hydrogen production rates from radiolysable material in contact with various irradiated fuels.

    The storage of irradiated fuel is increasing as many installations are approaching their end-life and fuel or fuel-containing remnants from waste or samples are being placed in storage. Often these smaller experimental samples are mounted in epoxide resin ...

    30 April 2014