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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.
A. N. Bukin, V. S. Moseeva, A. V. Ovcharov, S. A. Marunich, Yu. S. Pak, M. B. Rozenkevich
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 3 | April 2020 | Pages 358-365
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1712981
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In this work, experimental and mathematical substantiation of the possibility of using the new RCTU-4 hydrophobic catalyst [0.9 mass % Pt/styrene and divinylbenzene (SDVB)] in the separation of protium-tritium isotopic mixtures by a two-temperature catalytic exchange method in a water-hydrogen system was carried out. Variation of the synthesis parameters of the support and the catalyst allowed a significant increase in the activity (≥50 s–1) and heat resistance (≈550 K) of the investigated sample compared to the previously used catalyst RCTU-3SM (kexp = 12 s−1; heat resistance = 388 K). The mathematical model presented in the paper considers three phases (liquid water, steam, and hydrogen gas) and allows optimization of dual-temperature installations in the water-hydrogen system for any isotopic mixtures.