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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
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 FCWMD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|2:15–4:00PM EDT
Jen Shafer (DOE)
Mich Leana (ANS)
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Recycling Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods using Sulfur Chloride Reagents
Craig Barnes (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Breanna Vestal (Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville), Guillermo Daniel DelCul (ORNL)
Hydrochlorination at 200°C Relevant to the Removal of Cladding from Spent Nuclear Fuel
Joanna McFarlane (ORNL), Alex D. Braatz (ORNL), Joseph F. Birdwell Jr. (ORNL), Stephanie H. Bruffey (ORNL), Guillermo D. Del Cul (ORNL), Allison T. Greaney (ORNL), Rodney D. Hunt (ORNL), Randy O. Ngelale (ORNL), Paul A. Taylor (ORNL), Trenton B. Walker (ORNL)
Application of U.S. Regulatory Requirements to the Gaseous Emissions of an Electrochemical Reprocessing Facility
Stephanie H. Bruffey (ORNL), Leigh R. Martin (ORNL), Kathryn M. Peruski (ORNL), Nick R. Soelberg (INL)
Database Approach to Discovering New Hierarchical Waste Form Materials
Matthew S. Christian (Univ. of South Carolina), Amir M. Moffrad (Univ. of South Carolina), Kristen A. Pace (Univ. of South Carolina), Vladislav V. Klepov (Univ. of South Carolina), Gregory Morrison (Univ. of South Carolina), Hans-Conrad zur Loye (Univ. of South Carolina), Theodore Besmann (Univ. of South Carolina)
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