Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2015

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC Experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles.

To obtain a copy of the document that is related to an abstract, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2015

Subject: Modern Application of the Single Failure Criterion in Nuclear Power Plant Design and Its Future Evolution
Published in: DeGruyter magazine
Date: November 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
Authors: R. Rulko, D. Mroz, N. Shykinov
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Impact of environmentally based chemical hardness on uranium speciation and toxicity in six aquatic species
Published in: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.2834/abstract)
Publisher: Accepted article DOI: 10.1002/etc.2834
Authors: R. Goulet, P.A. Thompson, K.C. Serben and C. Eickhoff
Type: Peer-reviewed article
Subject: Measuring neutron spectra in radiotherapy using the nested neutron spectrometer
Published in: Journal of Medical Physics
Date: November 2015
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Authors: Robert Maglieri, Angel Licea, Michael Evans, Jan Seuntjens and John Kildea
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Determination of hydrazine at Ontario nuclear power plants
Published in: Analytical Methods Journal
Date: October 2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Authors: Slobodan V. Jovanovic, Thomas Zakharov, Hemendra Mulye, Duck Kim, and Kelly-Anne Fagan
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Severe Accident Progression Without Operator Action
Date: October 7, 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Authors: CNSC Staff
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Should we ignore U-235 series contribution to dose?
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: September 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: Karine Beaugelin-Seiller, Richard Goulet, Steve Mihok and Nicholas A. Beresford
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: On the Aspect of Evaluation of Critical Channel Power and Associated Uncertainty in CANDU Slow Loss of Regulation Event Analysis
Presented at: 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH16)
Date: August 30 – September 4, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prepared by: Y. Guo and N. Hammouda
Type: Abstract of the technical paper
Subject: Canadian inter-laboratory organically bound tritium (OBT) analysis exercise
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: August 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: S.B. Kim, J. Olfert, N. Baglan, N. St-Amant, B. Carter, I. Clark, C. Bucur
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: In situ measurements of tritium evapotranspiration (3H-ET) flux over grass and soil using the gradient and eddy covariance experimental methods and the FAO-56 model
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: June 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: O. Connan, D. Maro, D. Hébert, L. Solier, P. Caldeira Ideas, P. Laguionie , N. St-Amant
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Overview of Canadian Regulatory Practice and Requirements for Nuclear Core Design
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Safety: Strategy and Path Forward
Date: June 2015
Location: Ottawa (Ontario)
Author: Dumitru Serghiuta
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Status of Canadian NPPs’ LTO preparation
Presented at: International Conference on Operational Safety
Date: June 23–26, 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Andrei Blahoianu
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Current fire protection regulatory approach for nuclear facilities in Canada
Presented at: 1st Technical Meeting on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Nuclear Industry, Canadian Nuclear Society
Date: June 17–19, 2015
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Prepared by: A. Bounagui, I. Bolliger and A. Blahoianu
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Canadian Regulatory Perspective on CANDU Fuel Thermalhydraulic Design
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Safety: Strategy and Path Forward
Date: June 8–12, 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Y. Guo
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Regulatory Considerations in Long-Lead Items for Nuclear Reactor Facilities
Presented at: 15th Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM)
Date: May 11–13, 2015
Location: Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Prepared by: Dariusz Mroz, Nick Shykinov, Garry Schwarz and Marcel de Vos
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Numerical investigation of the mechanical behaviour of Tournemire argillite
Presented at: ISRM 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics
Date: May 10–13, 2015
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Prepared by: Ehsan Haghighat, Stanislaw Pietruszczak, Grant Su, Son Nguyen
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Excavation damage, and water and gas migration in an inherently anisotropic argillaceous rock formation
Presented at: 13th International Congress of the International Society for Rock Mechanics 2015
Date: May 10–13, 2015
Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Authors: T.S. Nguyen and D.A. Le
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Adequacy of bleed condenser/degasser condenser relief valves capacity in the CANDU operating plants to mitigate consequences of a total loss of heat sink accident
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Authors: CNSC Staff
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: On the Functional Failure Concept and Probabilistic Safety Margins: Challenges in Application for Evaluation of Effectiveness of Shutdown Systems
Presented at: The 2015 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2015)
Date: May 3–6, 2015
Location: Nice, France
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta and John Tholammakkil
Type: Abstract of the technical paper
Subject: The Use of Rod-Based Guaranteed Shutdown State in CANDU Reactors
Presented at: The 2015 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2015)
Date: May 3–6, 2015
Location: Nice, France
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta and John Tholammakkil
Type: Abstract of the technical paper
Subject: Emergency power systems at Canadian nuclear power plants, including portable alternating current power sources
Presented at: Emergency Power Systems at Nuclear Power Plants Symposium
Date: April 23–24, 2015
Location: Munich, Germany
Authors: Jasmina Vucetic and Nadine El Dabaghi
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Early regulatory involvement in a deep geological repository initiative for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel
Presented at: 2015 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Date: April 12 - 16, 2015
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Prepared by: J.L. Mecke
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Human factors evaluation – Why? What? When?
Presented at: The American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies
Date: February 22–26, 2015
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Author: Alice Salway
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
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