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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|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD|Cosponsored by NNPD
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
Benjamin B. Cipiti
Mich Leana (ANS)
The Material Protection Accounting and Control Technologies program has completed a 2020 milestone to demonstrate Safeguards and Security by Design (SSBD) for a notional electrochemical reprocessing facility. The work has been outlined in a series of nine papers in a special issue of the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management. This panel session will describe key lessons learned from the SSBD process, the materials accountancy and physical protection approach, measurement technology development, and experimental testing. The approach and tools used in this work can be applied to other nuclear fuel cycle facilities in the future.
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