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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
Yu. Igitkhanov, Ch. Day, P. Lang, B. Plöckl
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 780-784
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347465
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We analyze requirements on the particle throughput inside the torus, posed by the different physics processes during the DEMO inductive operation needed for tritium plant fuel processing, pumping and fueling systems design. Unlike ITER in DEMO limitations posed by pumping and tritium plant systems are expected to be more moderate because of employing advanced solutions. However, the requirements on the particle throughput posed by plasma processes in DEMO are found to be more demanding and the way of their reduction by bypassing, recycling etc. to be mandatory.