The NPC conference (September 27-30, 2021) is the key point meeting for the nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry international community.

Topics include: Safety, materials’ integrity, maintenance and duration of operation, radiation field management, advanced reactors, environment preservation, improvements of monitoring and surveillance.


The aim is to share and transfer knowledge via oral and poster presentations covering operating experience, scientific studies and future trends.

The conference will also feature the biennal Workshop on radiolysis, electrochemistry and material performance

(Friday, October 1, 2021).

NPC 2021, 22nd edtion of the International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems (PWR, BWR, PHWR, VVER, other advanced reactors as SMR…) will focus on the following topics :

1. Secondary water chemistry

● Operating experience Scientific studies ● Future trends ● Conditioning & treatment ● Corrosion & deposition  Surveillance & control

2. Primary water chemistry & radiochemistry

● Operating experience ● Scientific studies ● Future trends  Corrosion ● Conditioning & treatment ● Radiation fields ● Fuel  Surveillance & control ● Chemistry & radiochemistry in Abnormal Condition


3. Auxiliary systems water chemistry & waste treatment

● Primary, secondary, open & closed cooling systems ● Conditioning & treatment ● Corrosion & deposition  Surveillance & control ● Microbiology


4. Maintenance & long term operation

5. Monitoring updates & new developments


6. Numerical & simulation tools

7. Advanced reactors  

NPC 2021 Steering Committee Chairman Jean-Luc BRETELLE, EDF 

NPC 2021 Event Administrator Patricia HAMEL-BLOCH, SFEN 

About SFEN

The French Nuclear Energy Society, SFEN, (Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire) is the French knowledge hub for nuclear energy. Created in 1973, the SFEN provides a space where all those who are interested in nuclear energy and its applications can obtain and exchange information.

The SFEN brings together 3 600 professionals, engineers, technicians, chemists, doctors, professors and students from industrial sites and from the French nuclear research organisations.

The SFEN’s four missions are: 

 To communicate, share and publish information

 To highlight the nuclear sector’s scientific excellence & technical rigour 

 To play an active role in discussions

 To federate the women and men who work in the nuclear sector

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