The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Integrated Project Management System
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, is a research and development project of the Department of Energy (DOE), tasked with the mission...

Conceptual Design of a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility
In order to achieve timely acceptance of spent nuclear fuel into the federal radioactive waste management system and to limit the amount of additional at-reactor storage capacity that...

Demonstration of a Transportable Storage System for Spent Nuclear Fuel
The ultimate disposal of spent nuclear fuel is a major issue that continues to plague the nuclear industry and the Department of Energy (DOE). In an effort to resolve some of the outstanding...

Human Factors Engineering Applications to the Cask Design Activities of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
The use of human factors engineering (HFE) in the design and use of spent fuel casks being developed for the Department of Energy's Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program is addressed....

Evaluation of Spent Fuel Behavior Under Interim Storage Conditions in Russia
The nuclear power in Russia is based on three types of water cooled power reactors VVER-440, -1000 and RBMK-1000. Two fast sodium cooled reactors-prototypes BN-350 and BN-600 are in commercial...

Shielding Benchmark Calculations of Selected Spent Fuel Storage Cask Experiments
This paper describes the application of the three-dimensional Monte Carlo code MORSE-SGC, as implemented in the SCALE system calculational sequence SAS4, to the analysis of a series of...

Verification of Shielding Analysis for Spent Fuel Storage Casks
Casks of type CASTOR are used for transport and storage of spent LWR fuel assemblies. The purpose of the present work is the verification of shielding design analysis methods by application...

Treatment of Non Fuel Bearing Scrap
Problems encountered with the processing of irradiated non fuel bearing components (NFBC) during several rod consolidation demonstration programs identified the need to conduct further...

Non-Fuel Bearing Hardward Melting Technology
Battelle has developed a portable hardware melter concept that would allow spent fuel rod consolidation operations at commercial nuclear power plants to provide significantly more storage...

Consolidating BWR Non-Fuel Bearing Components (NFBC)
Nuclear Assurance Corporation (NAC), in cooperation the with Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation (ESEERCO) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), has been developing...

Trying to Make an Unwanted Facility Palatable
Finding suitable accommodations for the temporary storage and permanent disposal of this nation's low- and high-level radioactive waste is proving an ever more difficult task in this era...

Potential Nuclear Material Safeguards Applied to the Department of Energy's Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System
The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the U.S. Department of Energy is charged with the responsibility of safe and efficient disposal of this Nation's civilian...

Numerically Predicting Horizontally Oriented Spent Fuel Rod Surface Temperatures
A comparison between numerical calculations with use of commercial thermal analysis software packages and experimental data simulating a horizontally oriented spent fuel rod array was...

Agricultural Water Conservation Technology Transfer
Efforts to implement computer programs which encourage water and energy conservation in the Columbia Basin, are described. Irrigators use the irrigation scheduling program to receive recommendations...

The 3D Approach to Design
Designing directly in three dimensions, including integrated analysis and information flow, is a powerful way to enhance civil engineering capabilities. Yet, relatively few have taken...

Does Computer Usage Dictate the Curriculum?
We have all heard anecdotes illustrating a stodgy, intransigent professor's disdain for the PC. Faculty resistance to computing runs the gambit from complete refusal to touch the things...

IVHS and HOV Facilities
This paper examines the application o f intelligent vehicle-highway systems (IVHS) technology to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. Current projects are described and potential applications...

Rocky Mountain Hydro
By May 1995, the $700 million Rocky Mountain Pumped Storage project will bring 850 MW of peaking power to a large part of the population in northwest Georgia. Its opening will mark only...

Advanced Technology Proposals for Infrastructure Rebuilding for Sustainable Development
There is serious need to rebuild and renovate the infrastructure of the United States in order to create a basis for growth in the future. However, new concerns of global warming, energy...

Infrastructure Repair with Polymer Composite Using Recycled Plastics
Recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, mainly recovered from plastic beverage bottles, can be used to produce unsaturated polyester resins. Polymer concrete (PC) made with these resins...

 

 

 

 

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