Monday, October 23, 2023

7:30 a.m.Badging and Registration
7:55 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Lætitia Delmau (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Session I. Plenary Session
Session Chair: Lætitia Delmau (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
8:00 a.m.Jen Shafer (DOE ARPA-E)
8:45 a.m.Brian Anderson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Stable Isotope Separations
9:30 a.m.Michael Moats (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Separation Needs for the Domestic Supply of Critical Materials
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Ross Radel (SHINE)
11:15 a.m.Vyacheslav Bryantsev (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Interfacial and Photochemical Control of CO2 Binding, Transport, and Release in Direct Air Capture
12:00 p.m.Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:40 p.m.Session II: Sorption and Ion Exchange
Session Chair: Sotira Yiacoumi (Georgia Tech)
1:30 p.m.Lanthanide Separation and Terbium Cleanup
Anne Farawila, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1:55 p.m.Ionic-Covalent Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Oxoanion Sequestration
Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:20 p.m.CO2 Flux into Aqueous Amino Acid Solvents Investigated for Direct Air Capture at Different Temperatures
 Abishek Kasturi, Georgia Institute of Technology
2:45 p.m.
Process Intensification and Scale-Up of CO2 Absorption by Solvents from Point-Source Emissions
Costas Tsouris, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:10 p.m.Break
3:25 p.m.Optimizing Lanthanide Ion Exchange Separations at the Microscale
Susanna Angermeier, Penn State University
3:50 p.m.Using Ionic Liquid Impregnated Resins for Rare-Earth Element Separation
 Evan Williams, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
4:15 p.m.Insights into the Adsorption Mechanisms of Alkyl Iodides Capture Using Reduced Silver Mordenite
Ziheng Shen, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:40 p.m.Break
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.Session III: Student Lightning Talks
5:30-6:00 p.m.Poster Setup
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Session IV: Poster Presentation and Reception

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

7:30-8:00 a.m.Badging and Registration
8:00 -11:35 a.m.Session V: Solvent Extraction
Session Chairs: Santa Jansone Popova (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Dean Peterman (Idaho National Laboratory)
8:00 a.m.Sorption Phenomena in Liquid-Liquid Extraction with Chemical Reaction
Matthaeus Siebenhofer, Graz University of Technology
8:25 a.m.
Influence of Conformational Rigidity on Selective Separation of Rare Earth Elements
Subhamay Pramanik, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8:50 a.m.Tributyl Phosphate Extraction Behavior of Iodine: The Iodide Case
Tatiana Levitskaia, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:15 a.m.Utilizing a Phased Approach to Accelerate NGS Implementation at the Salt Waste Processing Facility
Ryan Lentsch, Savannah River National Laboratory
9:40 a.m.Break
9:55 a.m.Selectivity in Separation of Anions by Liquid-Liquid Extraction
Bruce Moyer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:20 a.m.Exploring Alkoxy-BTP Complexants for Minor Actinide Separations
Lesta Fletcher, Tennessee Technological University
10:45 a.m.Extractive Separation of Radioactive Pertechnetate Anions Driven by Cyanostar Macrocycle and their Single-Shot Photodriven Release
Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, Indiana University
11:10 a.m.Non-Radiolytic Radical Assays and Computational Tools for Predicting the Radiolytic Stability of Monoamide Extractants
Modi Wetzler, Clemson University
11:35 a.m.Lunch on your own and free afternoon for those not participating in afternoon tours
Lunch at ORNL and tours of the Graphite Reactor and the High Flux Isotope Reactor. Bus departure 11:45am
6:30 - 9:15 p.m.Session VI: Medical Isotopes
Session Chair: Cory Hawkins (NorthStar) and Abdul Momen (Shine)

6:30 p.m.
An Overview of Medical Isotope Production and the Accelerating Radiotherapeutics through Advanced Molecular Constructs Initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sandra Davern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
6:55 p.m.An Automated Triple-Column Method for the Isolation of High-Purity224Rafor use in 212Pb Generators and Development of an End-to-End Remote 212Pb Generator Packing Station
Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
7:20 pmImprovements to Accelerator-Produced 225Ac Processing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ashleigh Kimberlin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
7:45 pmBreak
8:00 pmPegasus: Copper-67 Production at NorthStar
Cory Hawkins, NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes
8:25 pmDevelopment of a Novel Radiotracer: 89Zr-DFO-TOC for PET Imaging of SSTR + Neuroendocrine Tumors
Alexis Sanwick, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
8:50 pmAdapting Microfluidics to Radiotherapeutic Applications
Miguel Toro-Gonzalez, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

7:30 - 8:00Badging and Registration
8:00 - 11:35 a.m.Session VII: Novel Separations
Session Chairs: Mark Dietz (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) & Md. A. Momen (Shine Technologies)
8:00 amFunctionalized Laminates and Redox Electrodes for Ion Separations
Grant Johnson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
8:25 amMaterial-Supported Supramolecular Receptors for Environmental Remediation and Critical Materials Recovery
Sheng-Yin Huang, University of Texas - Austin
8:50 amNovel Lixiviants Application in the Selective Leaching of Rare Earth Metals
Ana Belen Cueva Sola, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:15 amSeparation of Rare Earth Elements by Selective Precipitation of Their Macrocyclic Complexes
Kelsea Jones, IOCB Prague
9:40 amBreak
9:55 amCorrelating the Physicochemical Properties of Ionic Liquids (ILs) with their Behavior as Extraction Solvents: Toward the Rational Design of IL-Based Metal Ion Extraction Systems
Mark L. Dietz, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
10:20 amDirect Air Capture of CO2 via Reactive Crystallization with Aqueous Guanidines
Radu Custelcean, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:45 amPyrrophens: Comparing Steric Tailored Architectures of Schiff Base Pyrrole Ligands with Uranyl and Transition Metals
Anne Gorden, Texas Tech University
11:10 a.m.Design, Synthesis, and Validation of Bipolar Alkoxy-BTP Complexants for Chemoselective Minor Actinide Separation of 241Am3+ from Simulated SNF
Jesse Carrick, Tennessee Technological University
11:35 a.m.Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:50 pmSession VIII: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Separations
Session Chairs: Gabriel Hall (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and Jarrod Gogolski (Savannah River National Laboratory)
1:30 pmA New Cascade Uranyl Peroxide Precipitation Method for Purifying Uranium from Hydrolytic Impurities
Miting Du, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1:55 pmFumeless U Dissolution:Is it Achievable?
Peter Tkac, Argonne National Laboratory
2:20 pmDirect Extraction of Uranium/Lanthanide Oxides in Tributyl Phosphate
Jarrod Gogolski, Savannah River National Laboratory
2:45 pmA Novel Separation Protocol Demonstrated for Recycling Zirconium Alloys from Uranium Dioxide Fuels
Brianna Vestal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:10 pmBreak
3:25 pmIntensification of DEHiBA Process Flow Sheets for Uranium Separation
Gabriel Hall, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:00 pmDistribution of Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium in ALSEP Chemistry
Nathan Bessen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:25 pmNO2 Voloxidation: An Alternative Technology for Iodine Partitioning in Used Fuel Reprocessing
Katherine R. Johnson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
5:30 - 8:00 pmBanquet
Reception, Best Poster Awards, and after Dinner Speaker

Thursday, October 26, 2023

7:30 a.m.Badging and Registration
8:00 am - 12:00 pmSession IX: DOE Applications
Session Chairs: Thomas Shehee (Savannah River National Laboratory) and Amy Westesen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

8:00 amPlutonium-238 Flow Sheet Development and the Challenges of Scale-Up
Emory Collins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8:25 amAluminum Dissolution Processing for High-Level Waste Sludges
Abigail Robb, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
8:50 amPhosphate Dissolution Processing for HLW Sludges
Amy Westesen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:15 amGuanidine Suppressor in Next-Gen Caustic-Side SX
Nathan Bessen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:40 amBreak
9:55 amDevelopment of an On-line Fluidic Platform for Isolation of U from Lithium Aluminate Pellets
Lucas Boron-Brenner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:20 amPreparation of High-Purity 233Pa Isotopic Dilution Spike for Use in Uranium Chronometry
Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:45 a.m.Se-Oxoanion Removal from Coal-Burning Power Plant Wastewaters by Co-crystallization with a Guanidine Ligand
Jeffrey Einkauf, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:10 a.m.Continuous Recovery of Phosphoric Acid and Rare Earth-Containing Particles from Phosphoric Acid Sludge Using a Decanter Centrifuge
Gyoung Gug Jang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:35 a.m.Adjourn