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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.
M. B. Rozenkevich, I. L. Rastunova, S. V. Prokunin
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 466-469
Technical Paper | Water Processing | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1855
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Detritiation of light water wastes down to a level permissible to discharge into the environment while simultaneously concentrating tritium to decrease amount of waste being buried is a constant problem. The laboratory setup for the light water detritiation process is presented. The separation column consists of 10 horizontally arranged perfluorosulphonic acid Nafiontype membrane contact devises and platinum catalyst (RCTU-3SM). Each contact device has 42.3 cm2 of the membrane and 10 cm3 of the catalyst. The column is washed by tritium free light water (LH2O) and the tritiumcontaining flow (FHTO) feeds the electrolyser at = GH2/LH2O = 2. A separation factor of 66 is noted with the device at 336 K and 0.145 MPa.