Consequences of different meteorological scenarios in the environmental impact assessment of tritium in air

Castro, P. and Velarde Mayol, Marta and Ardao, Jose and Perlado Martín, José Manuel and Sedano, Luis (2011). Consequences of different meteorological scenarios in the environmental impact assessment of tritium in air. "Fusion Science and Technology", v. 60 (n. 4); pp. 1284-1287. ISSN 1536-1055.

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Title: Consequences of different meteorological scenarios in the environmental impact assessment of tritium in air
Author/s:
  • Castro, P.
  • Velarde Mayol, Marta
  • Ardao, Jose
  • Perlado Martín, José Manuel
  • Sedano, Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Fusion Science and Technology
Date: November 2011
ISSN: 1536-1055
Volume: 60
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The environmental impact of systems managing large (kg) tritium amount represents a public scrutiny issue for the next coming fusion facilities as ITER and DEMO. Furthermore, potentially new dose limits imposed by international regulations (ICRP) shall impact next coming devices designs and the overall costs of fusion technology deployment. Refined environmental tritium dose impact assessment schemes are then overwhelming. Detailed assessments can be procured from the knowledge of the real boundary conditions of the primary tritium discharge phase into atmosphere (low levels) and into soils. Lagrangian dispersion models using real-time meteorological and topographic data provide a strong refinement. Advance simulation tools are being developed in this sense. The tool integrates a numerical model output records from European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) with a lagrangian atmospheric dispersion model (FLEXPART). The composite model ECMWF/FLEXTRA results can be coupled with tritium dose secondary phase pathway assessment tools. Nominal tritium discharge operational reference and selected incidental ITER-like plant systems tritium form source terms have been assumed. The realtime daily data and mesh-refined records together with lagrangian dispersion model approach provide accurate results for doses to population by inhalation or ingestion in the secondary phase

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Item ID: 12700
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12700/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12700
Official URL: http://www.new.ans.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Dec 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 16:10
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