Energy of the Future….FUSION
10/23/2013 - 11/30/-0001
Lansing, NY, October 23, 2013 -- ADC USA announced today that it has been selected by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to design and build a pre-prototype “Pellet Selector” as part of the international ITER project for Fusion.
Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. It will involve creating plasma of superheated gas reaching temperatures of more than 200 million C - conditions hot enough to force deuterium and tritium atoms to fuse together and release energy. The whole process will take place inside a giant magnetic field in the shape of a ring - the only way such extreme heat can be contained. The ITER fusion reactor itself has been designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power for 50 megawatts of input power, or ten times the amount of energy put in. To better understand how a fusion power plant will work, watch this short 9 minute video on YouTube:
ITER brings together the scientific and political weight of governments representing more than half the world's population - including the European Union, which is supporting nearly half the cost of the project, together with China, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States.
“ITER is one of the most cutting edge projects both in terms of technical merits and the impact it will have on the human race. For ADC to have a small part in this enormous project is simply amazing” said Alexander Deyhim, President of ADC. “ADC has implemented major quality control upgrades and procedures over the last 4 years within our operation that has resulted in delivering some of the most sophisticated instruments on time, and within budget, meeting if not exceeding, highly demanding technical requirements for many world-class research facilities around the world.”
ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate that it is possible to produce commercial energy from fusion. For additional information, please visit the ITER web site at http://www.iter.org/
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multiprogramming science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security. For additional information, please visit the ORNL web site at http://www.ornl.gov/ .
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