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26 Apr 2021 | SURO | Large scale monitoring of radioiodine in thyroid: equipment and preparedness in the Czech Republic newspicture Large scale monitoring of radioiodine in thyroid: equipment and preparedness in the Czech Republic

A system has been developed by SÚRO in the collaboration with the company Envinet, a.s. (now NUVIA) for the large-scale monitoring of accidental radioiodine thyroid dose in population. Six gamma-ray spectrometry scintillation units equipped with collimators are connected to at least two PC stations for registration of measured subjects and operation of the units.

26 Apr 2021 | SURO | Automatic system for two HPGe detectors for measurements of extremely low activity samples newspicture Automatic system for two HPGe detectors for measurements of extremely low activity samples

The new automatic high efficiency gamma spectrometric measuring system was developed in close cooperation of SURO, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague and NUVIA company. The equipment is intended for sensitive measurement in deep underground laboratories such as LSM Modane (“Zero dose environment“).

26 Apr 2021 | SURO | Low Radon Cleanroom for Surface and Underground Laboratories newspicture Low Radon Cleanroom for Surface and Underground Laboratories

Low radon cleanroom for surface or underground laboratories is a new technology able to achieve at the same time very low aerosol concentrations in terms of ISO standard (ISO 1999) and very low radon concentration levels of 10-100 mBq·m-3  (reduce radon concentration in comparison to outdoor by a factor 1000).

26 Apr 2021 | SURO | Autonomous station for measurements of artificial gamma activity in surface water bodies newspicture Autonomous station for measurements of artificial gamma activity in surface water bodies

In the field of emergency preparedness we can see a general trend to maximize utilization of continuous measurements performed by automatic and autonomous devices. National Radiation Protection Institute (SURO) in collaboration with NUVIA introduced an automatic “stand-alone” system for continuous monitoring of artificial gamma radioactivity in surface water bodies.

26 Apr 2021 | SURO | RAMESIS - support of Citizen Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic newspicture RAMESIS - support of Citizen Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic

Support of Citizen Monitoring in Czechia has been performed for almost ten years based on the results of RAMESIS research project  “Radiation Monitoring network for institutions and schools to ensure early awareness and enhance safety of citizens”.

 

26 Apr 2021 | Vuje | Status of standardization and validation of the SPT method for using in nuclear power industry newspicture Status of standardization and validation of the SPT method for using in nuclear power industry

Although ASTM standard was finally approved and officially published in 2020, and CEN FprEN 10371:2020 is about to be published soon, the validation of the SPT method keeps going amongs laboratories over the world.

26 Apr 2021 | Vuje | SafeG: SAFETY OF GFR THROUGH INNOVATIVE MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES newspicture SafeG: Safety of GFR through Innovative Materials, Technologies and Processes

The SafeG project was recently approved for co-financing by the EC within the H2020 Euratom programme. SafeG project, coordinated by VUJE company, gathers 15 research organizations and universities from Europe and Japan. The global objective is to further develop the GFR technology and strengthen its safety by solving the open issues concerning the GFR technology and it´s demonstrator ALLEGRO.

26 Apr 2021 | Vuje | Use of artificial intelligence for the needs of the transmission system operator newspicture Use of artificial intelligence for the needs of the transmission system operator

Artificial intelligence methods are widely used in various areas of life. Even in the power engineering it is possible to solve many tasks using artificial intelligence and machine learning methods.

15 Mar 2021 | PSI | Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste in clay rocks newspicture Deep geological disposal of radioactive waste in clay rocks

What happens to the diffusive properties and the porosity when cement and clay come in contact? At PSI, scientists are studying cement and clay as sealing materials in underground repositories for radioactive waste.

15 Mar 2021 | Jacobs | New orbit for nuclear know-how newspicture New orbit for nuclear know-how

When a spacecraft embarks on a 30-year mission to the outer galaxy, how can we assess whether it is capable of surviving the harsh conditions it will encounter?
One possible answer is by tapping into the accumulated materials science knowledge of the nuclear industry

15 Mar 2021 | ENEA | Progress on the proposal of the National Repository for radioactive waste in Italy newspicture Progress on the proposal of the National Repository for radioactive waste in Italy

Public consultation on the procedure for the location, construction and operation of the National Radioactive Waste Repository and Technological Park in Italy

15 Mar 2021 | PSI | Calculation to experiment comparison for the subchannel (SC) coolant temperature in mixed and forced convection conditions newspicture Nuclear Data – Towards a Stronger Link between Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Simulations

Calculational evolution helps in bringing together different aspects of nuclear physics, namely “nuclear reaction theory” and “reactor physics”.

15 Mar 2021 | Jacobs | Calculation to experiment comparison for the subchannel (SC) coolant temperature in mixed and forced convection conditions newspicture Graphite programme assures regulator of reactor safety

Graphite bricks are used in the core of all of the UK's Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs). Jacobs is deeply engaged in the programme of work to increase understanding of the cores’ tolerance to damage as they age.

15 Mar 2021 | ENEA | New element and speciation specific analytical options at PSI hot laboratory newspicture Preparing software tools for the ALFRED reactor licensing: the ANTEO+ subchannel code example

In light of the licensing of the ALFRED demonstrator by the Romanian regulator CNCAN, ENEA, as member of the FALCON Consortium, is prepapring the relevant software tools for their qualification. A rigourous approach, based on the guidelines and best practices in place in the European context, has been followed and applied to the validation case of the subchannel code ANTEO+, used in the thermal-hydraulics analyses of the fuel assemblies

15 Mar 2021 | PSI | New element and speciation specific analytical options at PSI hot laboratory newspicture New element and speciation specific analytical options at PSI hot laboratory

Combining IC’s capabilities for speciation analysis and the new ICP-OES for swift and reliable wastewater analysis, the PSI hotlab now offers a comprehensive set-up for routine wastewater examinations providing future autonomy from external contractors for wastewater management.

 

 

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