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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Hydrogen: The best shot for nuclear sustainability?
Nuclear power plants are not quick to change. So when four utilities announce they will make room for shiny new electrolyzers and consider tweaking their business model, that’s news.
Nuclear power plants can leverage the energy stored in some of the world’s heaviest elements to generate the lightest: hydrogen. That is not news, but it casts an aura of alchemy over straightforward engineering. Amid the hype, and the hope of significant federal funding, it’s worth acknowledging that hydrogen has an industrial history over 100 years old. In the potential matchup of hydrogen and nuclear power, it’s nuclear that would be the newcomer.
Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
January 19, 2021|10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EST)
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
This is part seven of a nine-part tutorial series exclusively available to 2020 ANS Winter Meeting attendees.
The 1978 accidental nuclear criticality incident at the Idaho Chemical Processing Facility will be reviewed. The chemistry failure that led to a buildup of enriched uranium that exceeded safety limits will be explained and causes discussed.
Uranium Processing Chemistry for Large Scale Reprocessing is a suggested prerequisite for understanding this incident.
Chuck Georgen, Nu-clear Vision Consulting LLC
Resources are available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting attendees only.