Nuclear energy

Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditionsSeptember 16, 2014

Manufacturers of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the German Aerospace Center and the universities of Central Florida and Cleveland State.

Fukushima Nuclear Accident - A TEPCO Nuclear Engineer's Perspective
Mr. Kenji Tateiwa will be providing vivid insider's perspectives in response to the accident as well as an overview of the 10-unit simultaneous accidents at Fukushima Daiichi (#1) and Daini (#2), lessons learned from the accident, safety enhancements at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) 7-unit Kashiwazaki Kariwa station, and the current status and challenges at Fukushima #1.
Argonne, KAERI to develop prototype nuclear reactor August 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to develop the Prototype Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor. KAERI’s Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Development Agency has provided $6.78 million funding to date for Argonne’s contributions through a Work-for-Others contract.

Nuclear Fuel Recycling via Pyrochemical Methods
Pyrochemical processing provides a bridge from the current once-through to a sustainable nuclear energy system thereby enabling enhanced resource utilization and fission product disposal in an environmentally responsible manner. This presentation will provide an overview of pyroprocess development at Argonne with an emphasis on recent experimental activities, and a brief description of programs underway in other countries.