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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
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.
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
Thank you for participating in the 2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo!
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 127, from the Winter Meeting are now available to all who registered for the 2022 Winter Meeting. Access to the Transactions is linked to the account you used to register for the meeting.
You can also access the Transactions by logging in to the ANS website. Click Subscriber Access from the left-hand navigation bar to be taken to the publication platform, epubs. On the epubs platform, click Transactions from the navigation bar. On the next page, the 2022 Winter Meeting Transactions will be available.
The Proceedings of the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, which was embedded with the Winter Meeting, are also available.
With stronger public support and new NetZero policies in place, nuclear technology is primed for a major resurgence both here and abroad. Now, the race is on to upgrade our existing nuclear plants for the long haul and bring a new generation of advanced reactors into commercial operation.
It won’t be easy: our domestic supply chains need strengthening, our regulatory systems must be more agile and responsive, we have acute workforce shortages in skilled professions, and our fuel cycle and waste management policies are way behind the curve.
But the American nuclear community has done it before, and we can do it again.
Join us this November as thought leaders from across the nuclear enterprise tackle the practical challenges of ushering in a new nuclear era in the U.S. and around the world.
Opening Plenary: Challenge Accepted
President’s Special Session:Ensuring nuclear’s international role in the energy mix of today and tomorrow
The Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) Committee will once again offer travel grants up to $1000 for students to attend the ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo in Phoenix, AZ.
The grants are available for ANS student members who identify with underrepresented and historically excluded groups, including but not limited to:
To learn more and apply, go to: https://www.ans.org/scholarships/diagrant/
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