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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.
S. D. Bondarenko, I. A. Alekseev, O. A. Fedorchenko, T. V. Vasyanina
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 5 | July 2020 | Pages 690-695
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1766275
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The multifunctional Tritium Removal Facility (TRF) has been designed for the heavy water research reactor PIK in Russia. Along with the extraction of tritium and protium from a heavy water reflector of the reactor, the TRF provides the processing of heavy water waste and the production of tritium-free heavy water. The combined electrolysis catalytic exchange process and hydrogen cryogenic distillation are used at the TRF. A number of investigations have been made to obtain data for the TRF design. At present, the facility is under construction and a detailed design is being completed. The possibility of processing heavy water waste to produce heavy water simultaneously with the extraction of tritium and protium from the heavy water reactor will improve the functionality and economic efficiency of the TRF. The basic technological scheme of the facility and the main modes of its operation are presented along with the progress of the construction of the facility building and engineering systems.