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2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
Failure is not an option.
January 19, 2021
Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
Criticality Safety Case Studies, Part 3
10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EST)
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
The 1978 accidental nuclear criticality incident at the Idaho Chemical Processing Facility will be reviewed. Uranium Processing for Large Scale Reprocessing is a suggested prerequisite for understanding this incident.
This is part seven of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
January 21, 2021
Talking About Low-dose Radiation Risk
11:00AM–12:00PM (12:00–1:00PM EST)
ANS Members Only
Join us for a special Q&A with an expert panel as they discuss how to communicate about the risk of low-dose radiation. This free members-only event is a follow-up to the “Risky Business” President’s Session that took place during the ANS Virtual Winter Meeting in November. The session will take a deeper dive into the many questions generated from the thought-provoking discussion. Read more...
January 26, 2021
Uranium Chemistry from a Fuel Fabrication Facility Perspective
Understanding uranium chemistry is a vital component of successful NCS programs at a nuclear fuel fabrication facilities. Chemical reactions involving traditional fuel conversion are presented. Select uranium chemistry basics. Finally, a reactivity comparison of important speciated uranium compounds are presented. This is part eight of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
February 2, 2021
Predictive Chemistry Modeling
The presentation will include an overview of separations methods and equipment, introduction to the mathematics of simulating mass transfer, an overview of available computations programs and their capabilities, and an example process analysis of an industrial scale high enriched uranium purification system.
This is the part nine in the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...