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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Route readiness elements in a large-scale spent nuclear fuel transportation system
The scale and duration of a national campaign to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from commercial nuclear power plants around the United States would be unprecedented. A meticulous level of planning that considers many elements is needed to inspire public confidence and support.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
W. David Pointer
Igor A. Bolotnov
Jessie Vazquez (ANS)
As energy markets continue to evolve with stronger contributions from intermittent sources, the ability to execute changes in power production in response to changing electrical grid demand increases in value. While many early reactor concepts and demonstrations may have exhibited load-following feedback mechanisms, the thermodynamic optimization of contemporary systems and fuel-utilization optimization of contemporary cores make such maneuvers difficult. This panel session will discuss the challenges and opportunities in thermal hydraulics engineering related to the deployment of innovative solutions to enable load-follow in future energy markets.
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