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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Karl O. Ott
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (First Place)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Second Place)Texas A&M University (Third Place)University of Florida (Honorable Mention)
Gerald A. Eisert
Mitchel E. CunninghamThomas M. Sutton
Robert D. Bromm
Andre GauvenetHarry HollingshausThomas H. RowJack Scarborough
Small Local SectionsLouisiana (Meritorious)Michigan (Best Membership)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education)Long Island and Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Section Management)Eastern Washington, Central Illinois, Northern Pennsylvania, Southeast Florida (Meritorious Finalists)Large Local SectionsWashington DC (Best Membership)Eastern Carolinas (Meritorious, Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education)Idaho (Best Section Management)International Local SectionsFrance (Meritorious, All Categories)
Leo B. Holland (Martin Marietta Energy Systems)Louis F. Storz (Toledo Edison)
A. Burtron Johnson, Jr.K. Linga Murty
Pajarito Canyon Site Approved SeptemberSan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 1 Approved SeptemberWaste Calcining Facility Approved September
Vicki M. Bier
Paul DozineHerbert E. HungerfordJohn W. LandisThomas F. Plunkett
Allen BrodskyShiori Ishino
W. Kenneth Davis
Joseph T. Thomas
GraduateOhio State UniversityLaurian Dinca, Geoffrey Golub, Brian Kelley, Daryl Lacy, David Lewis, Greg PhillipsUniversity of TennesseeM. Dunn, S. Goluoglu, R. Metcalf, A. WilkinsonUndergraduateNorth Carolina State UniversityMeredith Nahm, Crystal BuchananUniversity of TennesseePatrick Brantley, Anthony Carey, Jeff Jeanguenat, Chris Jones, Stead Kiger, Michelle Woodall
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Robert DautrayJohn D. LindlSadao Nakai
John J. Taylor