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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Matteo Bucci, Walter Ambrosini, Nicola Forgione
Nuclear Technology | Volume 181 | Number 1 | January 2013 | Pages 115-132
Technical Paper | Special Issue on the 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-14) / Thermal Hydraulics | doi.org/10.13182/NT13-A15761
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This paper discusses the results of investigations devoted to the study of steam condensation in the presence of air and a light noncondensable gas. A double strategy has been adopted, including complementary experimental and computational activities. Novel data have been made available by the CONAN (CONdensation with Aerosols and Noncondensable gases) facility, investigating the effects induced by light noncondensable gases in experimental configurations that were scarcely investigated in past studies. Computational fluid dynamics condensation models have been developed and validated. The suitability of helium as a substitute for hydrogen in experimental activities has been investigated by theoretical and computational analyses that allow establishing simple criteria for the scaling of condensation tests in the presence of a light noncondensable gas.