Protocol Reviews and Clinical Applications of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Patients with Liver Cancers
KIRAMS took part in “Clinical Trial of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy versus Transarterial Chemoembolization in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (IAEA CRP Project code: E33036)” by developing protocols to analyze the outcomes of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for patients with liver cancers and to suggest the global standards
Measurement of Photonuclear Reaction Cross-sections
KAERI with IAEA member countries analyzed nuclear reaction model, collected the latest experimental data and established a process for evaluating photonuclear data (IAEA CRP Project code: F41032).
It led to the calculation and production of photonuclear reaction cross-sections regarding the targeted nuclide such as Zr-94, In-115, Sn-116, Cs-133, Ba-138, La-139, Eu-153, and Bi-209. The relevant data is listed in the IAEA Photonuclear Data Library.
Design and Performance Assessment of Passive Engineered Safety Features at Advanced Small Modular Reactor
KAERI with 9 IAEA member countries conducted code verification studies and shared the results based on the design and performance assessments of passive safety design features in an integral pressurized water reactor (IAEA CRP Project Code: I32010). KAERI provided a summary of the major outcomes in the assessment using SMART-ITL, and presented the assessment standards for passive engineered safety design code and model from representative assessment test data.
Determination of Technical Basis for Emergency Planning Zone for SMR
KAERI, together with Finland and Saudi Arabia, conducted research and assessment to set Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) and minimize EPZ for various types of SMR (IAEA CRP Project code: I31029). KAERI suggested the optimal EPZ distance for SMART by selecting an assessment methodology based on the review of regulation standards on domestic and global EPZs and measuring radiation by distance.
Development of Industrial Gamma CT System
KAERI jointly with IAEA member countries, researched industrial gamma CT systems for industrial sites to install equipment for the processes such as oil refining and petrochemistry (IAEA CRP Project Code: F22069). Based on South Korea’s radiation technology, this system has an advanced applicability for industrial sites. An algorithm was used to improve the image restoration results even from the insufficient instrument data.
Development of Radiation Treatment Methodologies for the Preservation and Consolidation of Cultural Heritage Artifacts
For IAEA CRP F23032, KAERI introduced South Koera’s cultural heritage restoration and preservation projects using radiation technology to IAEA member states and published international manuals. KAERI also attended the meetings to discuss developing radiation technologies and established strategies for developing related human resources.
OECD/NEA-ATLAS Phase 2 Joint Research
KAERI completed the tests on thermal-hydraulic effects at ATLAS, a Korea-designed facility to test the safety performance of various accidents. This research helped lay the technological foundation for resolving pending safety analysis and scaling issues for nuclear power plants. It promotes a better understanding of physical phenomena in design extension conditions of pressurized light water reactors from the defense-in-depth perspective.
Professional Training for Nuclear Medicine and Cyclotron
KIRAMS invited nuclear medicine and medical cyclotron experts from Southeast Asia and Middle East regions to transfer Korea’s nuclear medicine technologies. The professionals attending the training course built their capacities for diagnosing and classifying diseases using radiation, using image reading technology, producing radioisotope for medical organizations.
Capacity-Building Project for Nuclear Medicine Office at National Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Mongolia
KIRAMS provides technology and know-how in operating the nuclear medicine office at the National Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NDTC) of Mongolia, which will be built with the Economic Development and Cooperation Fund (EDCF) financing. This project aims to operate nuclear medicine office and medical equipment, manage medical professional demand and supply, set public health medical fee system and develop medical professionals for better cancer diagnosis and treatment capabilities.
Training Project on the Application of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
KIRAMS provided training courses and practice sessions of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) focusing on liver cancer and lung cancer to 37 professionals from 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, for broader application of Korean radiation therapy (RAS6065).
Regional Workshop on the enhancement of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
KIRAMS invited 17 participants from 10 RCA member countries to share the radiation therapy status of each nation and set up a cooperation strategy for the enhancement of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) within the Asia-Pacific region (RAS6085).
Regional Training Course on the Computed Tomography Cancer Staging Process
As part of IAEA’s regular programs of strengthening the Computed Tomography ( CT) Cancer Staging Process in the Asia-Pacific region, KIRAMS offered education and training sessions on the CT cancer staging process for abdomen and urinary systems to 25 participants from 14 countries (RAS6076).
Capacity-Building Project on Managing and Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases
KIRAMS held training sessions and workshops to build capacity on improving the management and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the Asia-Pacific region according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 for the prevention and control of NCDs (RAS6093).
Capacity-Building Project on the Production of Cyclotron Based Radiopharmaceuticals
KIRAMS shared its knowledge and know-how on nuclear medical imaging and producing radiopharmaceuticals to enhance disease control capacity and capability in the Asia-Pacific region (RAS6097).
Technical Committee Meeting on Operational Safety Experience of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor
KHNP, with IAEA and CANDU Owner’s Group (COG), hosted the 15th COG/IAEA technical committee meeting. During the meeting, around 80 nuclear experts shared knowledge and experience in eight key areas: safety culture, refurbishment, decommissioning & waste and equipment reliability with formulating cooperation strategy.
Manufacturing and Exporting Portable Gamma CT
KAERI exported a portable gamma CT system to IAEA and its member countries (Ghana, Tunisia, Kenya, Congo). The system is solely designed and manufactured by KAERI.
Supplying In-core Instrumentation Amplifier and Electro-magnetic Interference Filters
KHNP, with Korea’s small and medium-sized enterprise REALGAIN Co., Ltd, was selected to supply a nuclear in-core instrumentation amplifier and electro-magnetic interference filters. KHNP is responsible for designing and producing the equipment and component, quality management, and equipment verification.
Supplying Magnetic Material Removal Facility
KHNP is to install a magnetic material removal facility inside a condenser for improving the safety of a steam generator at Krsko Unit 1. The facility was jointly developed by KHNP and universities in Korea as industry-academic cooperation and registered a patent in 2010.
Export of Digitization Technology for Improving Research Reactor
KAERI provided support to improve Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems of research reactors (PUSPATI TRIGA Mark-II) of Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT). KAERI helped design, manufacture, install and commission I&C systems.
Export of Simulated Spent Nuclear Fuel
KAERI exported sixty simulated spent nuclear fuel pellets to the US Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) which researches on creating an environment for storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
Export of Technology to Handle International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Wastes in a Hot Cell Facility Treatment
KAERI developed and exported a technology to remotely treat mid-level radioactive wastes in hot cell generated from ITER.
Pre-Project Engineering (PPE) for SMART Reactors
KAERI carried out a pre-project engineering program with Saudi Arabia to jointly commercialize and promote SMART, a small modular reactor solely developed by the Republic of Korea.
Export of Reactor Operator Licensing System
KINS exported a licensing system, both written and the operating test, for reactor operators to Jordan. The adopted system is identical to the current licensing process operated by KINS.
Performance Improvement of Thai Research Reactor
The consulting project was carried out to improve the overall performance of TRR-1, a Thai research reactor built in 1962 by the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT).
Support for the Construction & Operation Regulatory Works of the Barakah NPP
KINS carried out this consulting project to support the Barakah Nuclear Power Plants in reviewing, accessing and operating the construction license applications.
Verification of the Decontamination Performance of Coating Materials
KAERI conducted tests to verify the decontamination performan ce of the paint coating system used in nuclear power plants upon request from Japan Carboline. The evaluation was performed under the ‘Contamination Process A’ of ASTM D 4256-89 (Standard Test Method for Determination of the Decontaminability of Coatings Used in Light Water Nuclear Power Plants).
Design Review of the Dual-Cooled Annular Fuel
KAERI analyzed and reviewed the dual-cooled annular fuel developed by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE). KAERI conducted the independent calculation using computer codes (thermal-hydraulic performance, safety analysis, and core analysis code) and nuclear fuel assembly design review (mechanical design and thermal-hydraulic design).
Pressure Tube Surveillance for Wolsong Unit 2
KAERI performed a surveillance test on the pressure tubes of Wolsong Unit 2 as requested by Canadian nuclear engineering firm Kinectrics, which received a request from the KHNP.
X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Cathode Materials for Lithium Secondary Batteries
KAERI conducted the “Realtime High-Temperature X-ray Diffraction Analysis of the Ni-rich Cathode Materials for Lithium Secondary Batteries” and provided the results as requested by Belgium’s Umicore.
Feasibility Study of Radioactive Waste Storage
KHNP conducted the feasibility study to propose an optimal way to build a radioactive waste storage on Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant sites.
Engineering Support for Decommissioning
KHNP signed a contract with Kinectrics, Canadian nuclear engineering firm, to provide decommissioning engineering support. Under the agreement, KHNP is to dispatch experts in dismantling the nuclear power plants to manage decommissioning waste and develop a process for dismantling pressurized heavy water (Candu) reactors at the Bruce, Darlington, and Pickering nuclear power plants.
Jordan Research & Training Reactor Construction Project
KAERI designed and constructed a 5MW research & training reactor and related facilities in Jordan. It is the first case to export a batch of components for the nuclear R&D system. After the successful construction completion, KAERI is maintaining cooperation with Jordan for stable operation and utilization of JRTR.
Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Construction Project
KHNP with the South Korean consortium secured an international competitive bidding to build nuclear power plants (4 units) in the UAE with 5,600 MW capacity. It was the first case to export Korean nuclear power plant. As the following activity, KHNP with the UAE agreed on the MOU for R&D cooperation and technical exchange for APR-1400 in 2021.
Research Reactor Renovation Project with Cold Neutron Facility Installation
KAERI carried out a project to renovate the 54-year-old research reactor of Delft University of Technology by installing a cold neutron facility (OYSTER Project). It was the first successful entry of the Korean nuclear science and technology into the European Market.