Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Clean Nuclear Energy for the 21st Century & Beyond

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Katherine Gawel
58 Eisenhower Pkwy
Roseland, NJ 07687
United States
Scheduled Speaker:
Ara Barasmian
This presentation will describe the main nuclear fuels used by power reactors,
including: Natural Uranium, Enriched Uranium, and Mixed Oxides (MOX) of
Uranium and Plutonium; and how they are produced. It will explain how Yellow
Cake is fluoridated to Uranium Hexafluoride, and how the enrichment
processes of this material have developed over the decades from those initially
used to make the material for the Little Boy atomic bomb, to those used today
for ordinary power reactors and ultra-compact Naval propulsion reactors found
in submarines. The potential for converting surplus plutonium cores from
nuclear warheads into fuel pellets for reactors will also be touched upon.
Ara Barsamian is an expert and recognized authority on gasoline, diesel, and
bunker blending. He has 45 years of fuels blending experience with Exxon, 3X
Corporation, ABB, and Refinery Automation Institute. Mr. Barsamian has
published over 100 papers on blending in O&GJ, Hydrocarbon Processing,
Hydrocarbon Engineering, and Bunker World. He also teaches blending
courses around the world. He has a M. E. degree in Electrical Engineering from
CCNY-City University of New York.
Jim Johnston’s Steak House
58 Eisenhower Pkwy, Roseland, NJ 07687-1634
Phone: 973-228-2457
Registration and NETWORKING 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Presentations and Discussion 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Members & Guests: $25 
Retired Members: $15 
Students (with Current ID): Free!
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