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Merits and Viability of Different Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Technology Options and the Waste Aspects of Advanced Nuclear Reactors

September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021

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The tenth meeting of the Committee on Merits and Viability of Different Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Technology Options and the Waste Aspects of Advanced Nuclear Reactors will hear from experts on Generation IV and sodium fast-cooled reactors, aqueous separations, back-end fuel cycle issues, waste management and treatment, and a panel of utility executives.

The committee welcomes input and will host public comment sessions at the end of each public session. Attendance is open and free to the public. Both public sessions will be held exclusively online.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Overview of the Generation IV International Forum / Hideki Kamide, Ph.D., Chair of the GIF Policy Group
  • The GIF Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor Program and Fuel Management / Gilles Rodriguez, Technical Director of the Generation IV International Forum, and Frédéric Serre, GIF SFR Chair
  • Review of Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Associated Accident Phenomena / Fred Gelbard, Ph.D., Chemical Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Meeting Advanced Reactors’ Needs for High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium: Department of Energy’s Plans / Andrew Griffith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Supply Chain, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Independent Report with Results from Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear April 2020 Workshop / Monica Regalbuto, Ph.D., Director, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategy, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Role of Aqueous Separations in Advanced Fuel Cycles / Gregg Lumetta, Ph.D., Lab Fellow, Chemist, Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • France’s Strategy on the Back-End of the Fuel Cycle and the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste / Patrick Landais, Ph.D., High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, CEA
    (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission)
  • Treatment of EBR II Spent Fuel / Michael N. Patterson, Program Manager, Used Fuels Treatment, Materials and Fuels Complex, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Panel Discussion with Utility Executives

Reading Materials
Enabling Microscale Processing: Combined Raman and Absorbance Spectroscopy for Microfluidic On-Line Monitoring,” published in the December 19, 2020, edition of Analytical Chemistry, DOI: /10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04225. The microscale processing team includes: PNNL’s Hope Lackey, Heather Felmy, Hannah Bryan, Sam Bryan, and Amanda Lines, along with Gilbert Nelson (College of Idaho), Job Bello (Spectra Solutions), and Fabrice Lamadie (University of Montpellier, France).

Sensor Fusion: Comprehensive Real-Time, On-Line Monitoring for Process Control via Visible, Near-Infrared, and Raman Spectroscopy,” published in the July 2020 edition of ACS Sensors, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c00659. The sensor fusion team includes: PNNL’s Amanda Lines, Gabe Hall, Susan Asmussen, Jarrod Allred, Sergey Sinkov, Forrest Heller, Gregg Lumetta, and Sam Bryan, along with Neal Gallagher (Eigenvector Research).