Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

ThermAc: Investigation of thermodynamics and speciation of actinides at elevated temperatures in combination with estimation, spectroscopic and quantum mechanical methods

  • contact:

    Marcus Altmaier

  • funding:

    BMBF

  • Partner:

    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung, Nukleare Entsorgung und Reaktorsicherheit (IEK-6)

    Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit gGmbH (GRS)

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

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

    Heidelberg University, Radiochemistry Research Group

    Technische Universität München

  • startdate:

    2015

  • enddate:

    2018

The ThermAc project aims at extending the chemical understanding and available thermodynamic database for actinides, long-lived fission products and relevant matrix elements in aquatic systems at elevated temperatures. To this end, a systematic use of estimation methods, new experimental investigations and quantum-chemistry-based information is intended. ThermAc is coordinated by KIT-INE and was developed in order to improve the scientific basis for assessing nuclear waste disposal scenarios at elevated temperature conditions.