The Third Edition of the Tritium School took place in Marseille, at the Jardin du Pharo

The event took place on the 18-22 March 2024.

TITANS was glad to announce the Third Tritium School. It consisted of five days: four days were dedicated to invited lectures and contributed talks, and the last day of the event a visit of ITER was organised. The young generation of researchers working in fusion and fission research and development were encouraged to participate to gain knowledge and present challenges in the field of tritium management in fusion and fission facilities.


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– Tritium management, inventory and control
– Waste
– Radiotoxicity / ecotoxicity
– Epidemiology of tritium
– Tritium dosimetry

THIRD TRITIUM SCHOOL Registration is open and agenda is available.


December 2023: registration (on-site (185 Eur + 15 Eur) / on-line (free of charge))

1st March 2024: deadline for onsite registration

15th March 2024: deadline for online registration

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd March 2024: Third Tritum school


Venue location – Amphi Gasteaud in jardin du Pharo

Bus transportation from airport to Marseille – St Charles (timetable and tickets)

Transportation in Marseille: from St Charles to Vieux-Port: Take Subway No.1 to Estrangin (3 stops)

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Topic 1: General fission fusion – tritium management, inventory and control

Invited Speakers:
  • Tritium Process Technology for Fusion Fuel CyclesJames Klein, SRNL
  • Assessment of tritium and hydrogen transfers in new generation fission reactorsThierry Gilardi, CEA
  • The fundamentals of tritium handlingWalter Shmayda, Tritium solutions
  • Non-destructive measurements of tritium in solids – Yuji Hatano, Toyama University
  • Libs as an in-situ diagnostic in fusion devicesArnaud Bultel, Coria
  • Plasma wall interaction in fusion devices and its relevance for tritium fuel cycle – Sebastijan Brezinsek, FZJ
  • Tritium in plasma facing components in fusion devices: retention and transport Klaus Schmid, IPP
  • ITER tritium plantDavid Demange, ITER
  • Tritium Processing in Breeding Blankets and Test Blanket Systems in DEMOSalvatore D’Amico, EuroFusion
  • Antipermeation coatings for nuclear environmentsFabio di Fonzo, X-nano
  • Tritium management in Water-Cooled Lithium-Lead breeding blanket for the EUROPEAN DEMO Reactor Marco Utili, ENEA
  • Tritium in circuit fusionCarlos Moreno, CIEMAT
  • Corrosion of materials in fusion and fission reactors – Elisabetta Carrela, CIEMAT
  • Tritiated Dust: their impact on tokamak operationChristian Grisolia, CEA
  • Tritium retention in JETAnna Widdowson, UKAEA
  • Active Gas Handling System supporting JET for the DTE2 and DTE3 campaignsPaul Staniec, UKAEA
  • The tritium fuel cycle in a fusion power plant – Christian Day, KIT

Topic 2: Waste

Invited Speakers: 
  • Hard waste detritiation systemsDave Coombs, UKAEA
  • State-of-the-art review of detritiation treatments applicable to metallic tritiated wasteKarine Liger, CEA
  • Tritiated radwaste management in France : Status and perspectivesRobert Mandoki, ANDRA
  • Learnings from dismantling an obsolete tritium installation and decommissioning tritium laboratoriesKris Dylst, SCK-CEN

Topic 3: Epidemology and dosimetry of tritium

Invited Speakers: 
  • Epidemiological studies of tritium exposureRichard Wakeford, University of Manchester
  • Human exposure to tritium: biokinetic models and biological effectsLaurence Lebaron Jacobs, CEA
  • Dosimetry of tritium in humans and non-human biotaFrancois Paquet, IRSN
  • Biokinetic models for tritiumEric Blanchardon, IRSN

Topic 4: Radiotoxicity/ecotoxicity

Invited Speakers: 
  • Impact of T on aquatic environmentAwadhesh Jha, UOP

Topic 5: Modeling Approaches

Invited Speakers: 
  • Modeling approaches and biological data analysis at the subcellular/cell population scalesGiorgio Baiocco, Unipv
  • Skin absorption of tritium after contamination from tritiated water and tritiated powdersFrancesca Larese-Filon, UNITS
  • Elodie Bernard, from the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique
  • Sabina Markelj, from the Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Thierry Orsiere, from the Universite Aix-Marseille
  • Elodie Bernard, France
  • Thierry Gilardi, France
  • Veronique Malard, France
  • Sabina Markelj, Slovenia
  • Ion Cristescu, Germany
  • Carlos Moreno, Spain
  • Thierry Orsiere, France