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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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University of Florida-led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Yuji Fukaya, Shohei Ueta, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Yoshitaka Chikazawa, Xing L. Yan
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 2 | February 2022 | Pages 335-346
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1901001
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
When total volume control is applied to toxicity in nuclear waste management it becomes a limiting factor for the permittable total operating capacity of nuclear reactors. An alternative conceptual scenario is proposed, aimed at toxicity reduction through partitioning and transmutation. Specifically, the electricity generation capacity could be increased by transmutation of 90Sr and 137Cs. Simultaneously, the cooling time before disposal is reduced to 50 years from the 300 years required by existing scenarios, such as the accelerator-driven system. Finally, the scenario is also found to be feasible in terms of energy balance and cost, using an Li(d,xn) reaction neutron source with a deuteron accelerator for transmutation.