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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.
Marius Zamfirache, Anisia Bornea, Liviu Stefan, Ana George, Ovidiu Balteanu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 488-493
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1718853
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The National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies (ICSI Rm. Valcea) was established in 1970 as a research entity with the main goal of developing a heavy water production technology. One of the departments of the institute, entitled ICSI Nuclear, is oriented toward the development of a heavy water detritiation technology with the main beneficiary being the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. Thus, ICSI Nuclear has completed the technical project of the Cernavoda Tritium Removal Facility (CTRF). This paper focuses on the CTRF front end (water detritiation system) and will analyze achievement of the nominal regime at start-up and analysis of the transient regimes that may occur during normal operation and their impact on the water detritiation factor. Analysis results can become input for improvement of the CTRF control and instrumentation system, for subsequent operating facility procedures, and for verification of the isotopic exchange software models corresponding to these modes of operation.