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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Mirela Draghia, Gheorghe Pasca, George Ana, Alin Fuciu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 3 | April 2020 | Pages 221-226
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1704140
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In the tritium recovery processes, the microreactor is used for conversion of the various tritiated streams to water. Microreaction technology offers many advantages for chemical reactions, mainly a high surface-to-volume ratio, a well-defined residence time in the microchannels, and good thermal transport. Also, from an oxidation point of view, the microreactor is proven to be safer by comparison with a conventional oxidation reactor. Another major advantage is that the microreactor can be designed to provide a high recombination efficiency (more than 99.9%), if required. This paper aims to present the issues related to the design, calculation, and manufacturing of a high-efficiency microreactor that can be used to convert the tritiated streams to water.