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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
I. Amamoto, H. Kofuji, M. Myochin, Y. Takasaki, T. Yano, T. Terai
Nuclear Technology | Volume 171 | Number 3 | September 2010 | Pages 316-324
Technical Paper | Pyro 08 Special / Reprocessing | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT10-A10867
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The spent electrolyte arising from pyroprocessing should be recycled to reduce the volume of high-level radioactive waste. To establish the spent electrolyte process by a phosphate conversion method, a preliminary experiment that followed a thermodynamical approach and used an electric furnace under argon gas atmosphere was carried out. The results obtained are that most thermodynamic properties of target phosphates acquired by the CALPHAD method were good in agreement with the experimental result; lithium and rare earth elements (REEs) tend to form the precipitate as orthophosphates, but other alkali metal (AL) and alkaline earth metal elements do not form the orthophosphate particles; and some elements such as ALs could form insoluble double salts with REEs.The development of separation techniques of insoluble and soluble fission product elements will be the next challenge.