The UNLV developed TRPSEMPro software package can access engineering modeling software, ASPEN Plus through its own interface. The new interface eliminates the user interaction with the complex ASPEN Plus package and also provides input and output results for analysis purpose. The current interface will keep improving on collecting multiple scenario runs and database population.
Two separation processes, acid and plutonium separations, are near completion. The unit operations were finished while some sensitive chemical data for certain species are unknown. Graduate student, Matthew Hodges, continues on finishing those processes using dummy values for those restricted variables. Once the processes complete, researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) can plug in the actual values for further evaluation.
Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction (AMUSE); Computer programming; Radioactive wastes – Purification; Reactor fuel reprocessing; Separation (Technology); Software engineering; System analysis; Systems engineering; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Software Engineering | Systems Engineering
Development of Integrated Process Simulation System Model for Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (SFTF) Design: Quarterly Progress Report January 1-March 31, 2006.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_separations/71