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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by OPD
Monday, November 13, 2023|1:00–2:45PM EST|Kalorama
William N. Mann
Nicolas E. Stauff
Nuclear energy is already playing an important role in the energy transition by decarbonizing the electricity sector. In the future, nuclear can play an even larger role in decarbonizing other sectors of the economy, for instance through hydrogen and industrial heat production. Another barely considered opportunity for nuclear energy to contribute to decarbonization is to couple it with negative emission technologies (NETs). Nuclear power generates heat and/or electricity that can be used in various NETs to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Several types of NETs could be compatible with nuclear energy such as Direct Air Capture (DAC), biomass-based processes, indirect seawater capture, or enhanced weathering. This session will discuss efforts in the U.S. to investigate the compatibility of nuclear energy with NETs and this potential new market opportunity.
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