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Tritium, a hydrogen isotope produced or used at civil and military nuclear facilities, is a research challenge particularly in the energy sector. TRANSversal Actions for Tritium (Transat) is a multidisciplinary project that aims to improve knowledge of tritium management in fission and fusion facilities.
Improving our knowledge of tritium, and reviewing the rules accompanying its use, are vital”, explains Christian Grisolia, researcher at the CEA’s Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research and project coordinator.
Transat aims to make an active contribution to the development of new policy frameworks and European and international rules for safer use and management of tritium, in close collaboration with nuclear regulators' associations (WENRA and ENSREG). As Christian Grisolia, a researcher at the CEA's Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research and project coordinator, explains "Improving our knowledge of tritium, and reviewing the rules accompanying its use, are vital".
Transat is proposing actions in response to the main challenges related to tritium management:
To meet these various challenges, the Transat team has first answered a number of unresolved questions about the tritium cycle.
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Transat (TRANSversal Actions for Tritium), which was launched by the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and receives 4 million euros of EU funding, is a multidisciplinary project that aims to contribute to research and innovation on the transversal actions required to improve knowledge of tritium management at fission and fusion facilities.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.