Recent Submissions

  • Steady state cooling conditions of fast neutron source for BNCT therapy. 

    Talarowska, Anna (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-21)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych
    Since 2001 the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Poland has been planning its BNCT test facility in Maria Research Reactor. The key issue is the beam quality needed to irradiate probes. For cellular cultures the ...
  • Development of ageing management programme for MARIA research reactor 

    Piwowarski, Bartlomiej (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-07-13)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych
    The European Union Council adopted in 2014 new directive 2014/87/EURATOM to establish a mechanism to incorporate lessons learned following the major accident (classified at the level 7 in the INES rating) in Fukusihma ...
  • Analysis and comparison of the nuclear safety regulations in the US and the UK 

    Mansalier, Edouard (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-07-06)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:   Électricité de France S.A.
    The content and topics developed in this TFM are linked with the safety studies I conducted as an analyst intern in the lead development team of NUWARD(tm). NUWARD(tm) is a Small Modular Reactor developed by EDF with the ...
  • Study of electrochemical detection and purification methods for corrosion control in Molten Salt Reactors 

    Gay Villaret, Narcís (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-05-14)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:   Copenhagen Atomics
    Nuclear power is experiencing a strong renewed interest, being identified as the only source of energy capable of displacing fossil fuel to meet the short term climate change goals. In views of the amount of delays and ...
  • Multi-unit Considerations of Seaborg's Compact Molten Salt Reactor 

    Cornelio, John (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-04-22)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées / Seaborg Technologies
  • Silica Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Environment Remediation and Nuclear Waste Management 

    Mamun, Md Al (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   INP Phelma Grenoble / University of Dhaka / Atomic Energy Centre Dhaka
    Environmental contamination, specially water pollution by toxic heavy metals and radionuclides from both natural and artificial sources is a big concern all over the world. Groundwater, Irrigation water and river water ...
  • Numerical assessment of the radiological impact of dust inhalation from phosphogypsum piles. The case of Huelva city (SW Spain) 

    Plachciak, Marcin (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris
    Fugitive dust particles from phosphogypsum (PG) stockpiles, located next to Huelva (SW Spain),were investigated in this study. 100 - 120 million tonnes of PG containing radioactive and toxictrace elements were accumulated ...
  • Performance assessment of nuclear fuel cycles dedicated to uranium and plutonium multi-recycling 

    Sabatini, Paul (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   InnoEnergy / École nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris / Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
    In light of the recent postponement of the deployment of commercial Sodium Fast Reactors in France to at least the second half of the 21st century, multi-recycling of plutonium and uranium in PWRs has become an attractive ...
  • CDF analysis of the ESFR sub-channel 

    Batayneh, Ibrahim (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées / International Atomic Energy Agency
    In this work, the velocity and the temperature of the Sodium coolant inside the ESFR sub-channel were analyzed using CFD codes. Different OpenFOAM solvers with two turbulent models were used to obtain the velocity profile ...
  • Climate change impacts on nuclear power production 

    Habashy, Abdalla (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   École centrale de Paris
    Global warming is a result from anthropogenic processes and is a serious issue that is growing and inclining and that results in the climate change. The climate change will result in severe changes in the ecosystem and its ...
  • CFD Analysis of Natural Circulation Behaviour in Molten Salts and Simulation of the Seaborg Test Loop 

    Ruscoe, Timothy Andrew (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées / Seaborg Technologies
    As part of the research and development activities for Seaborg Technologies’ Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR), experiments into natural circulation behaviour of molten nitrate salts are being conducted with a test loop. ...
  • Implementation of dynamic nuclear fuel thermo-mechanics in transient simulation of lead-cooled reactors 

    Aragon Grabiel, Pau (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-11-01)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    The nuclear industry must address the issues faced by the current new-built plants in the west- ern world if it is to remain cost-competitive with other forms of electricity generation. Serial, factory-based production of ...

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