“University of Guelph nuclear science researchers and their nuclear industry partners packed a cramped laboratory on campus Tuesday for a funding announcement with potentially long-term implications for Canadian-made Candu nuclear reactors and next generation reactors.
Those Candu reactors, most built over 30 years ago, are unique, and have unique maintenance requirements over time, said Peter Tremaine, a U of G chemistry professor with an long and illustrious career in research related to the water chemistry environment of nuclear reactors.
Tremaine has been named the NSERC/UNENE Senior Industrial Research Chair in High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry, a position funded to the tune of $2.5 million over five years. Industrial Research Chair grants are given to international leaders in various fields.
While $930,000 of that money comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), over $1 million of it comes from the nuclear industry.
UNENE stands for University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, within which there are several participating Canadian universities.”
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