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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
H. Gota, TAE Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 44-49
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-871
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C-2 is a unique, large compact-toroid (CT) device at Tri Alpha Energy that produces field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasmas by colliding and merging oppositely directed CTs. Significant progress has recently been made on C-2, achieving ~5 ms stable plasmas with a dramatic improvement in confinement, far beyond the prediction from the conventional FRC scaling. This stable, long-lived FRC plasma state is called the high-performance FRC (HPF) regime. The key approaches to achieve the HPF regime are as follows: (i) dynamic FRC formation by collision/merging of super-Alfvénic CTs, (ii) effective control of stability and transport by end-on plasma guns and neutral-beam (NB) injection, and (iii) active wall conditioning using titanium and lithium gettering systems. Moreover, further improvement in FRC confinement has been obtained with improved open-field-line plasma properties such as a lower fluctuation level, reduced transport rates in radial/axial directions, and lower background neutral density as well as recycling. This open-field-line plasma improvement, mainly obtained by higher magnetic fields in the formation and mirror-plug sections, allows for better NB coupling to the core-FRC plasma. In the recent HPF regime there is a sufficiently large fast-ion population that appears to improve FRC confinement properties as well as stability; the FRC particle and global energy confinement times both increased by ~30% and ~80%, respectively, compared to that of the previously obtained HPF regime.