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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
A. N. Perevezentsev, A. C. Bell, B. M. Andreev, I. L. Selivanenko, M. B. Rozenkevich
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 1 | July 2007 | Pages 75-83
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1487
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The need to protect operators and to control the spread of contamination during Joint European Torus (JET) machine maintenance leads to the generation of soft housekeeping materials contaminated with tritium. These materials consist mostly of various plastics. A portion of the material falls into the category of intermediate-level waste and might need to be processed rather then disposed of as waste. This study deals with combustion in pure oxygen as a primary process for waste volume reduction. A mass reduction factor of 13 or greater has been demonstrated. The facility tested is of scale sufficient to meet the JET needs. The results of inactive experimental trials for the individual plastics and their mixtures are presented. The collection of chlorine-containing compounds released into the process gas during decomposition of polyvinylchloride and issues of complying with air pollution prevention regulations in the European Union have been addressed.