30 Aug 2021 Noble gas sampling in air and subsurface using ultra low background high purity germanium newspicture Noble gas sampling in air and subsurface using ultra low background high purity germanium

Instead of automated sampling for noble gases and analysing stations, manual system can be used to better accommodate costs for the equipment and flexibility of usage. One of this system has been developed by the Traceability Laboratory at the ENEA Research center of Brasimone, which was specially designed in order to keep the sampling equipment separate from the processing and measurement.

30 Aug 2021 Analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena in DBA and BDBA scenarios newspiture Analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena in DBA and BDBA scenarios

In the framework of the NUGENIA TA2 ASCOM collaborative project, the analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena/processes in DBA and postulated BDBA scenarios are currently under investigation.The current status of the activity is here summarized.

15 Mar 2021 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 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 Uncertainty and Sensitivity analysis of the QUENCH-06 Experiment by means of the ASTEC/RAVEN coupling newspicture Uncertainty and Sensitivity analysis of the QUENCH-06 Experiment by means of the ASTEC/RAVEN coupling

In the framework of the IAEA CRP (I31033) an uncertainty quantification exercise is currently under development based on test-6 of the QUENCH experimental facility and ENEA is participating. The current status of the ENEA activity is here summarized.

15 Mar 2021 Life cycle of chlorine in geochemical environment newspicture Life cycle of chlorine in geochemical environment

Monitoring chlorine cycle in environmental matrices is important to better characterize the reference state and the water cycle for the predisposal planning of radioactive waste. Methods and protocols for 36Cl  analysis in environment have to be tested in order to monitor  the performance of the radioactive waste repository.

15 Mar 2021 Application of Uncertainty Quantification Methods against Integral Experiments (AUQMIE) in the EU-MUSA project newspicture Application of Uncertainty Quantification Methods against Integral Experiments (AUQMIE) in the EU-MUSA project

Currently an uncertainty application exercise against the Phebus FPT1 test is in progress in the MUSA HORIZON 2020 EURATOM project. ENEA is the lead of this uncertainty exercise that it has as a main target to training the project Partners gaining experience for the nuclear power plant and spent fuel pool uncertainty application planned along the project.

15 Oct 2020 PASCAL: a new H2020 project to support ALFRED and MYRRHA pre-licensing newspicture PASCAL: a new H2020 project to support ALFRED and MYRRHA pre-licensing

The PASCAL project was recently approved for co-financing by the EC within the H2020 Euratom programme. PASCAL, gathering 16 European organizations, is aimed at generating new quality experimental data supporting the pre-licensing processes of the two ESNII heavy-liquid-metal-cooled systems: ALFRED and MYRRHA.

15 Oct 2020 Anomalous measurements of radionuclides over North-East Europe in June 2020 newspicture Anomalous measurements of radionuclides over North-East Europe in June 2020

During the month of June 2020 several anomalous measurements of radioactive nuclides have been recorded in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. ENEA has performed isotopic ratios and atmospheric dispersion analyses in order to pinpoint a possible region of origin of the radioactive material.

30 Apr 2020 News Picture to New Bologna Science Park: ECMWF, Leonardo HPC and ENEA New Bologna Science Park: ECMWF, Leonardo HPC and ENEA

Thanks to funding from the Emilia Romagna Region, a new Science Park is under development in the outskirts of Bologna to host several scientific and technological agencies and institutions of national and international relevance.