Research of radioactive waste disposal systems, Mecsek Hill
The objectives of the project are to make specific contributions to the safety assessment of the future radioactive waste repositories through an understanding of relevant retention/retardation mechanisms and processes, and to provide the necessary models and databases. Investigation of the geochemistry of radioactive waste disposal systems. The goal of the project is the demonstration of long-term isolation technology in underground repository.
Human and Social Development
Research and Development
Relevant research community, indirectly: the Hungarian public
1. Reforms for a knowledge-based economy are at the heart of the EU’s Lisbon Agenda. While Hungary has a tradition of academic research, the country intends to improve its innovation profile
through the further development of key technologies. Among these are technology industries in the fields that are also the focus of the Swiss Contribution Call for Proposals for R&D: life
sciences and biotechnology, medical technology, material science and nanotechnology, environmental technology and technology of energy-saving and renewed alternative energy resources. The Swiss
Contribution offers an opportunity for Swiss and Hungarian research institutions to cooperate and build partnerships for mutual benefit.
The project aims at establishing a competence laboratory for the study of safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
The outcomes of the project are insights into the sorption processes of key radionuclides on heterogeneous clay rock samples and identification of the main mineral phases responsible for the uptake of radionuclides, thereby gaining direct information on the safety assessment of the repository rock.
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Project number: 7F-07108.01