Special message from Gianluigi to the Organisational Committee: “Thank you very much for the great interaction we had further to our talk on our project aiming to develop innovative tools for the deconstruction of graphite reactors. It was a great honor to be invited at the event! Thank you very much for this opportunity.”
Martina Mazzi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martina-mazzi-199602170/) from Politecnico di Milano, partner of the EU funded H2020 INNO4GRAPH Project made a presentation at ICHEAP16. The 16th International Conference on chemical and process engineering took place this year on 21-24 May 2023 in Naples, Italy. Martina presented the “Characterization of removable coatings for graphite-moderated nuclear reactors decommissioning“!
In this study the behavior and characteristics of two removable coatings to be deposited on a nuclear grade graphite substrate were analyzed, with the aim to evaluate their possible application on graphite bricks during dismantling operations of graphite-moderated nuclear reactors.
The preliminary experimental campaign showed amongst other results that coating painting could be a feasible option to prevent the spread of highly contaminated graphite dusts during decommissioning of graphite components of nuclear reactors, thus ensuring clean and safe working conditions.
The full set of final selected papers will be published into Chemical Engineering Transactions Journal, indexed by SCOPUS and SCHOLAR.
For more information on the International Conference, please visit the following link: https://lnkd.in/eA5P82bY
During a special session dedicated to the EURATOM Activities on the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities chaired by the EU Project officer, Ben Hadj Hassine Seifallah ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/ben-hadj-hassine-seifallah/): H2020 Project sisters were presented: amongst them: ANUBIS, PREDIS, HARPERS EURATOM, MICADO, PLEIADES Platform, LD-SAFE Project, INNO4GRAPH Project.
For Inno4Graph, Philippe Lefevre from EDF presented the achievements reached so far.
To get familiar with five of these H2020 projects (INNO4GRAPH Project , LD-SAFE Project, PLEIADES Platform, CLEANDEM Project and INSIDER H2020), have a look at the article “European collaborative efforts to achieve effective, safe, and cost-controlled dismantling of nuclear facilities” which outcomes are summarized here (https://lnkd.in/eKYujMSP).
They result in a unique data and knowledge common base, as well as in a significant sharing of experience based on dismantling projects already carried out or to come. They also result in designing new tools or methods natively taking into account the needs of a maximum of dismantling operators, as well as new test facilities.
👉 More information on the event: https://lnkd.in/eRGPWRcv
Special thanks to José Luis Leganés Nieto and Maria Elisa Gimeno Blesa both from ENRESA for having organised the project Executive Board meeting at the Vandellos Nuclear Power Plant in Tarragona, Spain.
The two-day meeting was very intense. The EB meeting was followed by the NPP visit and a brainstorming session on the WP2 related to the user needs and regulatory requirements.
Thank you very much to all of you, including those who joined remotely, for the outcomes presented and your interactions!
Bérangère Clère from Cyclife Digital Solutions and Paola Ontiveros from Graphitech Nuclear presented two online case studies on the latest digital advances in nuclear dismantling and radioactive waste management during a webinar at INDEX, the International Nuclear Digital EXperience organised by Sfen.
Click on the following link to watch the INDEX webinar replay: https://lnkd.in/eYpPCFst
➡️Discover how DEMplus® for nuclear, a software based on 3D real time simulations developed within Cyclife, obtain scenarios, and optimise costs, lead times, waste streams and dosimetry, and how QUADRICA MySurvey®, a powerful software based on 3D scan, optimises nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management projects.
➡️ Digital is a strategic lever for productivity, performance, quality, and nuclear safety. To meet expected performance outcomes, projects must now be deployed at scale with all members of the value chain through new collaborative frameworks, extended enterprise, connectivity, data-centric approaches, etc.
On 2-3 November, 2022 Riccardo Chebac (https://bit.ly/3MYSlz1), from Politecnico de Milano attended the DECON international conference (https://nucdecon.com/home) focusing on actual developments in the field of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.
During this event, Riccardo’s poster was awarded the 3rd place!
All our congratulations Riccardo on behalf the consortium for your involvement in the project and this deserved award!