Energy

Rapid Assessment Methods for Environmental Radioactivity Training Course
Argonne's Environmental Science and Nuclear Engineering Divisions in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are hosting a training course on rapid assessment methods for environmental radioactivity.

The course addresses the needs of Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) network laboratories interested in enhancing their rapid analytical capabilities supporting the assessment of environmental contamination in emergency situations.

Producing Liquid Transportation Biofuels from Sweet Sorghum
Abstract:
Sweet sorghum has been recently identified as a potential energy crop by USDA.

This crop offers many advantages, such as:

JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next-generation batteries to be used in spaceMarch 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) and NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating to develop next-generation batteries for use in future space missions.

Universal method makes used nuclear fuel reprocessing cooler and saferMarch 13, 2014

A technique developed by scientists at Argonne and Pacific Northwest National laboratory separates the most radioactive elements of used nuclear fuel in one step.

Thermodynamics of Internal Combustion Engines
Abstract:
The seminar will start with a fundamental discussion of the basic thermodynamic principles that govern the operation and ultimate efficiency of the internal combustion engine. The basis of the discussion is that the internal combustion engine achieves its power through internal chemical energy transformations, and that it is a thermochemical process and not a heat engine cycle.