The Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are holding a symposium on April 29 and 30, 2009 to share and discuss the state of development and testing for supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton systems. The overall goal of the symposium is to review recent progress in the field and discuss future needs and priorities among the various attending organizations. This symposium follows a similar meeting held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007.
The S-CO2 Brayton system may provide competitive
efficiencies with substantially smaller and less complex
equipment than conventional plants. S-CO2 Brayton
systems offer performance and cost advantages in conventional power production and advanced nuclear reactor systems.
Format of Symposium
The symposium will be arranged based on topical areas with presentations held over the course of two days. The length of the presentations will be 20-30 minutes. On both days, a poster session area will be provided for display and review by participants during breaks from the formal sessions.
The contents of the abstract must include the objectives of the study/investigation and the methodology used. It should also briefly describe the main findings and their potential applications. Sufficient information should be included for an independent reviewer to determine its suitability for the symposium. Authors are encouraged to submit full-length papers along with their presentations to provide full documentation of their work. However, presentations will be accepted without papers as long as they provide sufficient technical details of the work. Selected papers from the symposium will be recommended for publication in a special topical issue of an archival journal.
Abstracts, papers and presentations are expected to contain descriptions of work that is significant and relevant to the symposium purposes. Documentation will be reviewed prior to acceptance by the scientific committee. Submissions should contain data and investigations that are of general interest, address problems of interdisciplinary significance or include in-depth discussions of scientific and technical issues. Documentation must be submitted electronically to both Ryan McNab at email@example.com and Tara Gallaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All papers must be in English and no longer than 10 pages.
The final presentations and papers (if applicable) must be submitted electronically no later than March 31, 2009.
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