THEREDA: Thermodynamic reference database

  • contact:

    Christian Marquardt

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  • Partner:

    Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit mbH, Process analysis division (GRS)

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (KIT-INE)

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology (HZDR-IRE)

    Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (TU-BAF)

    Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), Laboratory for Waste Management (PSI-LES)

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Within the THEREDA project, KIT-INE generates and evaluates thermodynamic data – complex formation constants, solubility data – for selected radionuclides from experiments and literature. The data are incorporated into a centrally managed and administered database of evaluated thermodynamic parameters after passing an evaluation process. This database is open for registered user. Thermodynamic data are required for environmental applications in general and radiochemical issues in particular. THEREDA is developed to be a national (reference) standard and will be the basis for performance assessment calculations for a national nuclear waste repository.