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NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
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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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
Technical Session|Sponsored by ANSTD|Cosponsored by RPD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
Jeffrey C. King
Abdalla A. Jaoude
Susan Gallier (ANS)
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Conceptual Design of a Nuclear Micro-Reactor for Space Applications
Kevin Ruiz (Gerencia Ciclo del Combustible Nuclear, CNEA), Eduardo Villarino (INVAP), Armando Marino (Gerencia Ciclo del Combustible Nuclear, CNEA)
Neutronics Studies on LEU-Fueled Fast Spectrum Core for Nuclear Propulsion
Ching-Sheng Lin (INL), Gilles Youinou (INL)
Advanced Micro-Reactor Concept Enabled by Innovative Technologies
Nicolas E. Stauff (ANL), Yinbin Miao (ANL), S. Bhattacharya (ANL), Abdellatif Yacout (ANL), Taek K. Kim (ANL)
Preliminary Applications of NEAMS Codes for Multiphysics Modeling of a Heat Pipe Microreactor
Nicolas E. Stauff (ANL), Kun Mo (ANL), Yan Cao (ANL), Justin W. Thomas (ANL), Yinbin Miao (ANL), Changho Lee (ANL), Christopher Matthews (LANL), Bo Feng (ANL)
Evaluation of Thermal Neutron Scattering Cross Sections for CaH2
B. K. Laramee (NC State Univ.), A. I. Hawari (NC State Univ.)
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