Students Earn American Nuclear Society's 2019 Best Paper Award
January 02, 2020
University of Idaho chemical engineering graduate student Aman Gupta earned the American Nuclear Society's (ANS) Operations and Power Division's "2019 Best Paper Award." The paper was presented during the ANS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in June 2019. The certificate was presented at the winter meeting in November 2019.
The paper, entitled "Potential of Chemical-Absorption Heat Pumps for Thermoamplification in Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems," focuses on storing nuclear heat using a reversible chemical reaction and extracting it at higher temperatures by manipulating reaction conditions. The extracted thermal energy can then be used directly in high temperature industrial processes.
"Awards like this are an indication of the growing interest in the U.S. Department of Energy about hybrid energy systems and research being conducted at U of I," said Vivek Utgikar, professor and associate dean of research in the U of I College of Engineering.
ANS is an international nonprofit educational membership organization and is a leader in nuclear consensus standards. Learn more online.
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