Following from TRANSAT, the TITANS project aims to develop methods to mitigate the tritium release into the environment. The TITANS project focuses on the:
- Enhancement of barriers to minimise tritium permeation at source through surface treatments;
- Innovation of tritium inventory models to better understand transfers to the environment, facilitate the planning of tritium leak mitigation strategies during the conceptual and design phase for future nuclear reactors;
- Improvement of tritium recovery and its reuse as tritium is needed for nuclear fusion/fission activities (contributing to the circular model);
- Refinement of tritiated waste management, specifically the conceptualisation of a mobile detritiation facility;
- Improvement of knowledge on tritium health effects as well as tritium management for decommissioning activities.
Further, the active barrier to reduce tritium permeation in TITANS is the concept of a final barrier against tritium permeation into the environment, the proof of active barrier concept has already been achieved in TRANSAT (TRL 2) from which, TITANS investigates where the new barrier concept is needed to limit the spread of tritium.
The TITANS project commits to providing a solution to clean, accessible, and reliable energy and contributes to the Generation-IV Framework to achieve Europe’s Horizon 2050 climate goals.