TRANSAT A European Horizon 2020 funded project PROJECT TRANSversal Actions for Tritium


TRANSAT (TRANSversal Actions for Tritium) was a four and a half year  multidisciplinary project that contributed to improving the knowledge on tritium management in fission and fusion facilities. It aimed to address the challenges related to tritium release mitigation strategies and waste management improvement, and refine knowledge in the fields of radiotoxicity, radiobiology, and dosimetry.


The project aimed to achieve 3 strategic objectives.


Focus on technologies that will help reduce tritium permeation during the conceptual phase of nuclear reactors or devices.


Improve tritium waste management through innovative measurements that assess both tritium inventory and profile, and through improved mitigation concepts in the case of tritium release above the acceptance criteria of the storage facility.


Improve the knowledge in the fields of radiobiology, dosimetry, radiotoxicology, genotoxicology and ecotoxicology, and of the environmental consequences in the case of contamination by tritiated products.


Various stakeholders contributed to the work carried out in TRANSAT and benefitted from project outcomes. The production, storage, transport and other operations related to tritium will need a more specific framework in the long term. This project brought major inputs to the existing technical and legal frameworks and to the development of appropriate rules, procedures, standards, legislation, etc. The outcomes also brought new technical knowledge to the fission and fusion community, and helped public and private stakeholders prepare for an appropriate global management and financial environment in the short, medium and long term horizon.


Marseille TRANSAT Second Tritium School
Second TRANSAT Tritium School

Mark your calendar for the Second TRANSAT Tritium School! Initially organised in Marseille (France), this 5-days event will happen virtually…

Third TRANSAT workshop on corrosion
Third TRANSAT workshop on corrosion

On 16th of November, the TRANSAT Management Committee organised the third consortium workshop on corrosion. Due to the covid situation,…


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Highly ductile amorphous oxide at room temperature and high strain rate, E. Frankberg, F. di Fonzo et al. Access publication

Bioaccumulation, release and genotoxicity of stainless steel particles in marine bivalve molluscs, E. Vernon, A. Jha, D. Slomberg, V. Malard, C. Grisiola, M. Payet, A. Turner. Access publication

Cyto-Genotoxicity of Tritiated Stainless Steel and Cement Particles in Human Lung Cell Models, Y. Lamartiniere, D. Slomberg, M. Payet, V. Tassistro, A. Mentana, G. Baiocco, J. Rose, L. Lebaron-Jacobs, C. Grisolia, V. Malard, et al. Access publication

Tritium measurements by nuclear reaction analysis using ³He beam in the energy range between 0.7 MeV and 5.1 MeV, S. Markelj, M. Payet, E. Bernard, M. Lipoglašek, M. Kelemen, A. Cvetinović, C. Grisolia, P. Pelicon. Access publication

Double pulse laser-induced plasmas on W and Al by ps-LIBS: Focus on the plasma-second pulse interaction, A. Favre, V. Morel, A. Bultel, S. Idlahcen, A. Benyagoub, I. Monnet, A. Sémérok, M. Dinescu, S. Markelj, P. Magaud, C. Grisolia. Access publication

Comparison of two modelling tools for the evaluation of tritium and hydrogen transfers in nuclear reactors or complex systems, T. Gilardi, C. Moreno, C. Grisolia. Access publication

A 3D In Vitro Model of the Human Airway Epithelium Exposed to Tritiated Water: Dosimetric Estimate and Cytotoxic Effects, G. Baiocco, I. George, S. Garcia-Argote, I. Guardamagna, L. Lonati, Y. Lamartinière, T. Orsière, B. Rousseau, A. Ottolenghi, A. Jha, L. Lebaron-Jacobs, C. Grisolia, V. Malard.  Access publication

Absorption of a nanosecond laser pulse by a picosecond laser-induced preformed aluminum plasma, A. Favre, V. Morel, A. Bultel, G. Godard, S. Idlahcen & C. Grisolia. Access publication

Advances on GenIV structural and fuel materials and cross-cutting activities between fission and fusionL. Malerba, P. Agostini, M. Bertolus, F. Delage, A. Gallais-During, C. Grisolia, K. Liger & Pierre-F. Giroux. Access publication

Development of a viable route for lithium-6 supply of DEMO and future
fusion power plants, 
T. Giegerich, K. Battes, J.C. Schwenzer & C. Day. Access publication

Overview of the TRANSAT (TRANSversal Actions for Tritium) project, Karine Liger, Christian Grisolia, Ion Cristescu, Carlos Moreno, Véronique Malard, Dave Coombs and Sabina Markelj. Access publication

Thermochemical Non-Equilibrium in Thermal Plasmas, Bultel, V. Morel and J. Annaloro. Access publication

Efficient hydrogen and deuterium permeation reduction in Al2O3 coatings with enhanced radiation tolerance and corrosion resistance, D. IadiciccoS. BassiniM. VanazziP. MuñozA. MoroñoT. HernandezI. García-CortésF.J. SánchezM. UtiliF. García Ferré and F. Di Fonzo. Access publication

Towards ps-LIBS tritium measurements in W/Al materials, Arnaud Bultel, Vincent Morel, Aurélien Favre, Gilles Godard, Abdenacer Benyagoub, Isabelle Monnet, Alexandre Sémérok, Maria Dinescu, Sabina Markelj, Philippe Magaud & Christian Grisolia. Access publication


18 partners from 8 European countries worked to improved the knowledge on tritium management over the course of 54 months.

Head over to the TITANS Project that follows on from the previous TRANSAT project.

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