Description
The workshop covers several aspects related to High Temperature Reactors with focus on the state-of-the-art in technology, design concepts, cogeneration and nuclear heat applications. It includes scientific aspects such as reactor physics, thermal fluid design, analyses and simulation.

Many countries are exploring nuclear power as a part of their future energy mix. Advanced High Temperature Reactors have the potential to cover not only electricity production but also the rest of the energy market where high temperature steam and/or process heat is required for industrial chemical processes. This workshop provides extensive and up-to-date information on the design and safety principles of these reactors. It also presents the latest on research and development of methods, processes and technologies related to process heat applications, including hydrogen production using nuclear energy. The workshop also highlights the safety of the overall integrated and coupling between the two plants.
Interactive discussions and activities during the workshop aim to stimulate innovative thinking and create the knowledge base and networking between young scientists and experienced professionals in the field.

Topics:

  • Global scenarios for nuclear energy;
  • Advances of SMRs and overview and status of HTR technologies;
  • Non- electrical applications of nuclear energy;
  • Safety characteristics and design philosophy;
  • Core neutronics and thermal-fluid design features;
  • Status of fuel development for HTRs for normal and accident conditions;
  • Innovative primary components and availability of high temperature materials (graphite, structural materials, coolants, molten salt, and for hydrogen production facilities);
  • Source terms evaluation, chemical form and transport phenomena;
  • Uncertainties in analysis including uncertainties in cross section libraries;
  • Use of software tools for Simulation, HTR analysis and Process Heat Applications.

Applicants are advised to submit a brief abstract on relevant topics. A limited number of contributed abstracts will be selected for a poster session.

Preference will be given to financially support applications that include a poster relevant to the topic.

 
Go to day
  • Monday, 14 October 2019
    • 08:30 - 08:45
      Location: Leonardo Building Lobby
      • 08:30 Registration formalities 15'
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses, are kindly requested  to complete registration formalities in the Leonardo Building Lobby from 8.30 till 8:45.
    • 08:45 - 09:00 Opening
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      • 09:00 1. Overview of programme Self Introduction Practical arrangements Mentimeter 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
      • 10:00 Group Photo and Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 2. Nuclear Power Technology Evolution 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 3. Short overview of the Generation IV reactor systems and SMRs 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Administrative formalities 1h0'
      • 14:30 4. Fundamentals and Innovative Designs of Molten-Salt Reactors 1h0'
        Speaker: Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 5. General information on MSRs programme in the Russian Federation 1h0'
        Speaker: Olga Feynberg (NRCKI, Russia)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:00 6. HTGR history 1h0'
        Speaker: Dominique Hitner (AREVA)
        Material: Slides
    • 18:00 - 20:00
      Location: Leonardo Building Cafeteria
      • 18:00 Welcome reception 2h0'
        All participants of the Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Physics and Technology of Innovative High Temperature Nuclear Energy Systems are cordially invited to attend the Welcome Reception.
  • Tuesday, 15 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 1. HTGR Safety Design Principles 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 2. Prismatic HTGRs 2h0'
        Speaker: Dominique Hitner (AREVA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:30 4. MSRs for TRU transmutation (MOSART, safety features, etc) 1h0'
        Speaker: Olga Feynberg (NRCKI, Russia)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 5. Group Activity: MSR calculations with MC 1h0'
        Speakers: Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 6. Poster Session (participants) 1h0'
        Speakers: Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Dominique Hitner (AREVA), Olga Feynberg (NRCKI, Russia)
        Material: El Mokhtari Poster El Ouadhani Poster Roustaei Poster
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 1. Analysis Support for Enhanced Nuclear Energy Sustainability: IAEA/INPRO service to Member States 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir Kuznetsov (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 2. Framework for Analysis and Evaluation of Transition Scenarios to Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems: Message-NES tool and NEST tool 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir Kuznetsov (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 3. Application of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Methods to Comparative Evaluation of Nuclear Energy System/ Scenario Options: KIND approach and KIND evaluation tool 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir Kuznetsov (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:30 4. Developing Roadmaps to Enhance Nuclear Energy Sustainability: Roadmap template and ROADMAPS Excel based tool 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir Kuznetsov (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 5. European projects on HTGRs 1h0'
        Speaker: Dominique Hitner (AREVA)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 6. Poster Session (participants) 1h0'
        Speakers: Vladimir Kuznetsov (IAEA), Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Ashraf Poster Aziz Poster Manoi Poster Naffaa Poster
  • Thursday, 17 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 1. Overview of non-electric applications of nuclear energy and cogeneration 1h0'
        Speaker: Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 2. Nuclear hydrogen production 1h0'
        Speaker: Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 3. Nuclear Desalination 1h0'
        Speaker: Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
      • 13:30 4. IAEA tools on non-electric toolkits - Short introduction on water management 1h0'
        Speaker: Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 5. Group Activities on IAEA water management toolkit 1h0'
        Speakers: Ibrahim Khamis (IAEA), Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 6. Pebble bed HTGRs 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
  • Friday, 18 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 13:30
      • 09:00 1. Production of medical isotopes in MSR 1h0'
        Speaker: Olga Feynberg (NRCKI, Russia)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 2. The IAEA activities on Advanced Reactors Technology and SMRs 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 3. Special HTGR topics: Modelling, tools and uncertainty analysis 1h0'
        Speaker: Frederik Reitsma (IAEA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 13:30 - 14:30 Closing session - Feedback, final remarks and closing