American Nuclear Society (ANS) San Diego chapter is having a dinner meeting in Oceanside on 09/30/2015 from 6pm-9pm that we are all invited to.
Dr. Nilsson from UCI is giving a presentation titled MEETING THE FUTURE ENERGY DEMAND: RECYCLING OF NUCLEAR FUEL.
Please read the message below and RVSP by emailing Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information by Monday, 09/28/2015 at 4pm. Monday evening I will arrange a carpool to Oceanside with those who can attend (~45 minute drive from UCI, so we will leave from UCI around 4:50pm).
- Dinner Choice: ($14 for students, bring cash or check) Select from: beef / salmon / chicken / vegetarian
- Transportation: have car and can drive others / have car and will drive self / need ride
Also, bring $5 for dues, so $19 total.
Dear San Diego ANS Members and Friends
2ND CALL: Our next San Diego ANS Dinner Meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2015.
Our speaker will be Dr. Mikael Nilsson, Associate Professor at
University of California – Irvine. The title of his talk is:
MEETING THE FUTURE ENERGY DEMAND: RECYCLING OF NUCLEAR FUEL
In the world today, nuclear energy comprises ~15% of the total
electricity mix. This power source produces no CO2 during the operation
of the plants and can provide bulk power to industry and households
24/7. Concerns about CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels (coal, oil
and natural gas) have caused the world demand of nuclear power to rise.
With increasing demand for energy, including (in some countries) nuclear
energy, we are facing a problem of sharing the readily available uranium
resources. To increase the energy utilization and decrease the
radiotoxicity of the waste advanced concepts for fuel reprocessing are
being investigated on a global scale. A successful advanced nuclear fuel
cycle require one or several chemical separations steps to fractionate
the different elements in spent fuel. In this presentation similarities
and differences in advanced fuel cycles will be discussed and
projections into the future will be reviewed.
Dr. Nilsson joined the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials
Science at University of California – Irvine in January 2009. Before
2009 Dr. Nilsson was as post doctoral research associate at Washington
State University from 2006 working on chemical separations of elements
in spent nuclear fuel within the US-AFCI scope. He received his M.S. in
Chemical Engineering in 2000 and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry in 2005
both from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
During his M.S. and Ph.D. studies Dr. Nilsson was one of the Swedish
contributors to the European projects for partitioning of spent nuclear
fuel, PARTNEW and EUROPART. During this time he was also a member of the
Swedish reference group on partitioning and transmutation research.
Between September and November 2008 Dr. Nilsson was a visiting scientist
at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and received training and was
certified as Radworker II. In October 2010 he became a certified senior
reactor operator for the UC Irvine TRIGA nuclear reactor. His research
interests include actinide chemistry, solvent extraction fundamental
chemistry and process development, extraction and detection equipment
development, radiolysis and phase composition of organic solvents.
WE WILL BE AT OUR USUAL VENUE:
The Hunter Steakhouse
1221 Vista Way (intersection of I-5 and Highway 78)
Oceanside, CA 92054-6452
The restaurant offers 4 choices for dinner:
(beef / salmon / chicken / vegetarian) Please indicate your choice in
The cost for members is $28.
Students get half price – $14.
The cost for non-members is $38 and includes 2014 dues of $10, after
which you are a member.
Non-member students are $14 + $5 dues = $19.
Ken Schultz, Treasurer
American Nuclear Society|San Diego Section
web: local.ans.org/sandiego