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Consequences of different meteorological scenarios in the environmental impact assessment of tritium in air
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
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
International
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JCR
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Title
FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISBN
1536-1055
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
60
Journal number
4
From page
1284
To page
1287
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: P. Castro (CIEMAT)
  • Autor: Marta Velarde Mayol (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Ardao (AEMET Agencia Estatal de Meteorología)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Perlado Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: L. Sedano (CIEMAT)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
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