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The low-dose radiation Grand Challenge: Moving forward
The unusual array of nuclear specialties represented at the joint ANS-HPS conference on low-dose radiation clarified the range of opinion in nuclear science communities with respect to LNT and established a stable starting point for building a database of expert views regarding needed changes in standards... (More - subscriber log-in required)
Helping stakeholders understand radiological science
Sponsored by: Southwest Research Institute*
Southwest Research Institute works with a broad spectrum of stakeholders when assessing safety, environmental impacts, and risk across the nuclear fuel cycle. We understand that communicating about technical topics to a non-technical audience can be challenging, whether addressing members of the public or government decisionmakers. This white paper is a plain-language explanation about why radiological impacts on water can occur, and how testing and evaluation of these impacts can be accomplished... (More - free content)SwRI provides independent, unbiased R&D services for water resources, outreach, and many other challenges. For additional information, visit here.
Purdue collaboration yields promising neutron dosimeter
Researchers at Purdue University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have collaborated on a DOE-funded project to produce and test a low-cost, lightweight neutron spectrometer/dosimeter... (More - subscriber log-in required)
U.S. nuclear capacity factors: Buoyed by record generation
Incremental increases in nuclear generation and capacity factors have set a new record as more reactors pass the 40-year mark... (More - subscriber log-in required)
LWR heat storage for peak power and increased revenue
Heat storage is cheaper than batteries and has lower carbon emissions than gas turbines for the production of peak electricity... (More - subscriber log-in required)
Sponsored by: OTEK Corp.*
It’s a well-known fact that inefficiency is the result of the waste of assets or labor and is the main cause of loss of revenue. If not corrected, inefficiency leads to business closure and bankruptcy.
Most of the inefficiencies in the nuclear generation of electricity are due to the present archaic and unreliable analog instrumentation that is used to control the world’s most advanced and complex technology... (More - free content)
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Nuclear supply chain challenges and opportunities
Maintaining the spare and replacement items needed to support a nuclear power plant is a significant undertaking. Nuclear licensees and their suppliers are working diligently to meet the challenges of sustaining the flow of replacement items... (More - subscriber log-in required)
24th Annual Vendor/Contractor Profile Special Section
This special advertising section features 45 companies and a wealth of information on the various aspects of nuclear they cover, including instrumentation and controls, parts obsolescence and reverse engineering, fire protection systems, decommissioning and waste management services, cranes and rigging, inspection equipment, and maintenance services... (More - free content)
*Vendor White Papers are provided by advertisers - they are not created, selected nor endorsed by the American Nuclear Society. To contribute a white paper, please contact your regional sales representative or the ANS Advertising Department.
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