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DOE begins commissioning of Hanford’s WTP
Having completed all startup testing of components and systems, the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site near Richland, Wash., has moved to the commissioning phase, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced last week. During the commissioning phase, the final steps will be taken to prepare for the vitrification of radioactive and chemical waste as part of Hanford’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) program.
M. Pellegrini, H. Endo, E. Merzari, H. Ninokata
Nuclear Technology | Volume 181 | Number 1 | January 2013 | Pages 144-156
Technical Paper | Special Issue on the 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-14) / Thermal Hydraulics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT13-A15763
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The effect of stratification on the flow in bounded geometries is studied through computational fluid dynamics and two different modelings of the turbulent heat flux: constant turbulent Prandtl number and Algebraic Heat Flux Model (AHFM). The main feature of the work is evaluation of the effect of buoyancy on the thermal quantities, velocity field, and related pressure drop. For evaluation of the turbulent heat flux and temperature field, AHFM has been demonstrated to be superior to the simple eddy diffusivity approach. However, serious concerns remain for the prediction of the velocity field in both isothermal and nonisothermal conditions, since greater uncertainties for the obtained pressure drop and related Fanning friction factor can be introduced. Incremental pressure drop is also investigated in conditions deviating from fully developed flows, in order to study stratification effects qualitatively using an engineering method.