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Nuclear energy research projects get $6M in grants


Hamilton, ON – Twenty-three research projects at universities across the country are receiving funding to develop advanced nuclear energy systems.

Natural Resources Canada, in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and in collaboration with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), will provide almost $6 million in grants over the next three years to fund the 23 Generation IV (Gen IV) research projects at universities.

Following is a list of the successful projects, detailing the researcher, lead university and project title for each:

Dr Alan Anderson, St Francis Xavier University, Direct X-Ray Spectroscopic Investigations of Metal Oxide Solubility and Metal Transport in Supercritical Water.

Dr William Cook, University of New Brunswick, Studies of General Corrosion, Stress-Corrosion Cracking and Corrosion-Product Transport in a Supercritical Water Flow System.

Dr Jean-Paul Jay-Gerin, Université de Sherbrooke, Development of a Radiolysis Model for Generation-IV Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors.

Dr Guy Marleau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Optimization of The Safety Characteristics of The Generation IV Super Critical Water Reactor.

Dr Alberto Teyssedou, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Choking Flow in Supercritical Fluids.

Dr Stavros Tavoularis, University of Ottawa, Trans-Critical Heat Transfer Look-Up Table.

Dr Stavros Tavoularis, University of Ottawa, Construction and Testing of a Facility for Supercritical Heat Transfer Experiments in Rod Bundles.

Dr Stavros Tavoularis, University of Ottawa, Turbulence Measurements in Supercritical Flows.

Dr Stavros Tavoularis, University of Ottawa, Experiments On Supercritical Heat Transfer in Rod Bundles.

Dr Junjie Gu, Carleton University, Experimental and Fundamental Investigations in Heat Transfer at Supercritical Region of R-134a.

Dr Xiao Huang, Carleton University, Corrosion Resistant Coatings for SCWR Coolant-Contacting Components.

Dr Richard A Holt, Queen’s University, Creep and DHC of In-Core Pressure Boundary Materials for SCWR.

Dr Igor Pioro, UOIT, Re-Entrant Fuel Channel Design for SCWRs.

Dr Igor Svishchev, Trent University, Supercritical Water Chemistry and Particle Formation Processes in CANDU SCWR.

Dr Roger Newman, University of Toronto, Corrosion Resistant Alloys and Coatings for SCW Service.

Dr Peter Tremaine, University of Guelph, Aqueous Chemistry of Metals Under Supercritical Water Reactor Coolant Conditions.

Dr David Novog, McMaster University, Computational Study of Blowdown Characteristics in a Supercritical Water Reactor.

Dr Vijay Chatoorgoon, University of Manitoba, Experimental and Analytical Studies of Supercritical Flow Stability.

Dr Janusz Kozinski, University of Saskatchewan, Development of Novel Super-Critical Water Ultrafiltration System.

Dr Jingli Luo, University of Alberta, Identification of Suitable Materials and Appropriate Chemistry for SCC Resistant Pressure Tube SCWR Design.

Dr Weixing Chen, University of Alberta, Advanced Ceramic Carbide Structures for Corrosion Protection and Thermal Insulations for Generation IV SCWRs.

Dr Paul Percival, Simon Fraser University, Reaction Kinetics in Supercritical Water As Probed With Muonium.

Dr Akram Alfantazi, University of British Columbia, Sensors for Monitoring Chemistry in The SCWR Heat Transport System.