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ŠKODA JS a.s. CENEN ZČU Plzeň

NUCLEAR DAYS 2022 in Pilsen 14. 9. - 19. 10.

Are you interested in nuclear energy?

Do you know the challenges for the current energy sector?
Do you want to know how the nuclear reactor works?
Is nuclear energy safe? Environment-friendly? Useful? Get to know yourself!
Come and see the exhibition of nuclear devices at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

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Lectures by experts

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Nuclear power and Green Deal

 

The conference will take place on September 14 - 15, 2022 at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen,
Czech Republic

Conference program will be available soon!

Student poster session

 
Would you like to present your bachelor's, master's or doctoral thesis in the field of nuclear energy?Or do you have an interesting topic in this field and you are a student?
Do not hesitate, take the unique opportunity to present yourself at Nuclear Days 2022, prepare an interesting poster and win a financial reward!


All submitted posters will be divided into three categories as follows:

A) Bachelor theses or Bachelor students
B) Master theses or Master students

C) Dissertation or PhD students

Posters that deal with your thesis are accepted in case the thesis should be defended in 2022 or it was defended in 2021. Participation is open to students of Czech and foreign universities.

Posters in each category will be assessed by an expert commission and authors of the three best posters will be financially rewarded in the following order:

1st place - 600 EUR
2nd place - 400 EUR
3rd place - 300 EUR
Poster registration
 
Sign up your poster by May 27, 2022. Poster must be submitted by June 30, 2022

Presentations for grammar and secondary schools

We live in a radiation field

  • September 21, 2022 from 9 AM

In case you are interrested, please contact us via
lucie.grusova@skoda-js.cz

The term “radiation” is often connected with concerns about the operation of nuclear power plants. However, few people realise that the Earth’s surface, fauna and flora also comprise radioactive elements. Moreover, all living organisms are exposed to the radiation coming from outer space. Yet humans have developed in this environment and live happily and without health consequences. Although radioactive radiation sources are often associated with the operation of nuclear power plants, ionizing radiation is also widely used in industry, chemistry, biology and medicine. Everyone has undergone an X-ray examination at some point in their life or heard about computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Ionizing radiation is used for non-destructive material testing, measuring the thickness of semi-finished products, in fire alarms, for food sterilisation and other purposes. Although ionizing radiation can be used in a great variety of applications and helps us in various fields of human activity, its potential hazards cannot be ignored. What radiation dose are we exposed to during a medical examination or visit to a nuclear power plant? What about the natural radionuclides around us?

Myths and facts about the nucleus
(+ Fukushima 11 years on)

    • September 27, 2022 from 9 AM

In case you are interrested, please contact us via
lucie.grusova@skoda-js.cz

The accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant drew attention to the risks associated with the use of nuclear power. In some countries, it had a substantial impact on the further operation of nuclear power plants.

New myths keep cropping up with regards to the significant impact of the use of nuclear power plants on the environment. Responsible assessment of the risks associated with the use of nuclear power forms part of this lecture. The lecture also includes information about the accident at the Fukushima power plant, summarises the current situation there, and addresses the events that followed all over the world in reaction to the accident. The lecture is accompanied by an attractive presentation of photographs, charts and drawings.

From a natural nuclear reactor to nuclear power engineering

  • Lecture given by Ing. Jan Zdebor, CSc. (ZČU)
  • October 5, 2022 from 9 AM

In case you are interrested, please contact us via
lucie.grusova@skoda-js.cz

Paradoxically, the first constructor of a nuclear reactor able to maintain a fission chain reaction was not a human, but nature itself. In the African area known as Oklo, there were several natural nuclear reactors. The lecture provides a historical description of the physical phenomenon of fission from these first natural reactors, through the first attempts at the artificial launch of a fission chain reaction, to the present-day mass utilisation of nuclear power in power engineering. All this and a lot more are included in this lecture. The lecture is accompanied by an attractive presentation of photographs, charts and drawings.

Energy mix and the role of nuclear power engineering

  • October 12, 2022 from 9 AM

In case you are interrested, please contact us via
lucie.grusova@skoda-js.cz

A global view of power engineering in the world today, the necessity to realise the value of available energy, the importance of its sufficiency and of the availability and finite nature of resources - all this is addressed in this lecture. The lecture includes a brief description of all types of energy mix sources and their advantages and disadvantages, a comprehensible explanation of the principle and operation of a nuclear power plant, as well as descriptions of a fission reaction, methods of control, the basic components of nuclear power plants and their functions, and the safety of nuclear power plants and their place in the energy mix. The lecture is accompanied by an attractive presentation of photographs, charts and drawings.

The environment and radioactive wastes

  • October 19, 2022 from 9 AM

In case you are interrested, please contact us via
lucie.grusova@skoda-js.cz

The operation of nuclear installations, not only nuclear power plants, and their decommissioning at the end of their service life, generates large quantities of radioactive wastes or only potentially radioactive materials. A part of such materials may be released into the environment without the necessity for their long-term controlled storage, while some others must be stored safely over a long period.

What are the perspectives and can we get rid of such wastes reliably?

The lecture also includes information on the path of uranium, from mining through the enrichment process, manufacture of nuclear fuel and irradiation in a nuclear reactor to the methods of handling the spent fuel from the moment it is removed from the nuclear reactor.


At the exhibition you will see

  • Models of reactors
  • Models of spent nuclear fuel containers
  • Model of deep repository
    for spent nuclear fuel
  • Cloud chamber
  • Model of nuclear fuel cartridge for the PWR1000 reactor
  • Radiometer
  • and much more...

Conference presentations

September 15th,  2021 / 1st day of conference - video available here

10:00 Introduction

doc. Dr. RNDr. Miroslav Holeček, rector of the University of West Bohemia

guarantor of ND2021 – Ing. Jan Zdebor, CSc. (vice-dean FST/UWB)

Introduction moderated by Mgr. Kamila Kolářová, Head of Public Relations, UWB

10:30–12:15 Plenary session

PhDr. Tomáš Ehler, MBA – Deputy Minister of Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade - presentation here

Dr. John Roberts  – Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA - presentation here

Ing. Petr Závodský – Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director, EDU II a.s. - presentation here

Ing. František Krček – Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director, ŠKODA JS a.s. - presentation here

prof. Ing. Tomáš Čechák, CSc. – ČVUT/FJFI - Chairman of CENEN - presentation here

doc. Ing. František Hezoučký, Ph.D. – UWB - nuclear expert - presentation here

Plenary session moderated by Ing. Jan Zdebor, CSc. (vice-dean FST/UWB).

Sessions
13:30–15:30 1. SESSION „New projects and technology for NPPs“

guarantor: doc. Ing. František Hezoučký, Ph.D., ZČU

WESTINGHOUSE (USA) - presentation here

KHNP (Jižní Korea) - presentation here

ROSATOM (Rusko) - presentation here

EdF (Francie) - presentation here

Hanhikivi (Finsko) - presentation here

16:00–18:00 2. SESSION „I&C for NPPs - Current status and perspective for development“

guarantor: Ing. Karel Stočes, ZAT a.s.

Ing. Karel Stočes, ZAT a.s. - presentation here

Ing. Tomáš Záruba, ŠKODA JS a.s. - presentation here

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Ing. Jana Kubínová, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear - presentation here

 

September 16th, 2021 / 2nd day of conference - video available here

9:00–11:00 3. SESSION „New materials and technology for NPPs“

guarantor: RNDr. Milan Brumovský, CSc., ÚJV Řež, a.s.

Ing. Jana Kalivodová, Ph.D., Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o. - presentation here

prof. Pablo Rubiolo, INP Grenoble, France - presentation here

Ing. Tomáš Soukup, ŠKODA JS a.s. - presentation here

Ing. Ladislav Benýr, ŠKODA JS a.s. - presentation here

Ing. Martin Vaňkát, Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o. - presentation here

Ing. Josef Běláč, ALVEL a.s. - presentation here

11:30–13:30 4. SESSION „NPP decommissioning and long-term radioactive waste storage“

guarantor: Ing. Jan Jílek, ŠKODA JS a.s.

guarantor: Ing. Miroslav Božik, Ph.D., JAVYS a.s.

Ing. Jan Hrbek, Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o. - presentation here

Ing. Tomáš Fischer, JAVYS a.s.

Ing. Peter Krupa, JAVYS a.s.

Ing. Jaromír Sud, SÚRAO - presentation here

Ing. Václav Svoboda, ŠKODA JS a.s. - presentation here

Ing. Michal Mikulášek, ŠKODA JS a.s.- presentation here

14:00–16:00 5. SESSION „Turbines for NPPs & district heating“

guarantor: Ing. Jiří Fiala, expert in energetics

prof. Ing. Michal Kolovratník, CSc., doc. Ing. Václav Dostál, Ph.D., ČVUT - presentation here

Ing. Luboš Prchlík, Ph.D., Doosan Škoda Power - presentation here

doc. Ing. Martin Luxa, Ph.D., Ing. David Šimurda, Ph.D., Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences - presentation here

Ing. Petr Neuman, CSc., NEUREG - presentation here

Ing. Hussein Abushamah, FEL UWB - presentation here

Ing. Jan Černý, CPE  - presentation here


Student posters

1. place - Jana Kittnerová and others: Sorpce vybraných radionuklidů na cementové materiály

2. place - J. Závorka and others: Analýza axiální profilace palivového proutku s Gd2O3 pro palivo VVER-1000

3. place - J. Syblík and others: Subchannel Analysis of VVER-440 using SUBCHANFLOW

M. Cihlář and others: Czech Nickel-based Superalloy MoNiCr Is a Superior Construction Material for Molten Salt Reactors
D. Mašata and others: TEPLATOR: Basic Economics Study on the Competiveness of the Concept
T. Peltan and others: Natural Uranium as Alternative Fuel for TEPLATOR
E. Vilímová and others: Possible Implementation of Ex-Core Measurement in TEPLATOR
M. Volf and others: CFD Simulation of the Cooling System of a Calorimeter Detector
M. Zeman and others: TEPLATOR DEMO: Basic Design of the Primary Circuit

Jana Kittnerová a další - Sorpce vybraných radionuklidů na cementové materiály  J. Závorka a další: Analýza axiální profilace palivového proutku s Gd203 pro palivo VVER 1000  J. Syblík a další: Subchannel Analysis of VVER 440 using SUBCHANFLOW M. Cihlář a další: Czech Nickel-based Superalloy MoNiCr Is a Superior Construction Material for Molten Salt ReactorsM. Zeman a další: TEPLATOR DEMO: Basic Design of the Primary CircuitD. Mašata a další: TEPLATOR: Basic Economics Study on the Competiveness of the ConceptT. Peltan a další: Natural Uranium as Alternative Fuel for TEPLATORE. Vilímová a další: Possible Implementation of Ex-Core Measurement in TEPLATORM. Volf a další: CFD Simulation of the Cooling System of a Calorimeter Detector

Bachelor study program

1. place - Jana SKÁLOVÁ, Faculty of Health Care Studies, UWB in Pilsen: Effect of the Ionizing Radioation Dose on Histone H2AX

2. place - Anna GOLUBKO, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague: Corrosion behaviour of materials for molten-solt reactors

3. place - Konstiantyn SKRYPNYK, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine: Modelling of automated controls processes of the water level in the steam generators of the nuclear power plants

 

Master study program

1. place - Pavol KOSIAK, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UWB in Pilsen: Modelling of transonic flow through turbine blade cascade TR-U-9

2. place - Ivan MYKHAILYUK, Vinnytsya National Technical University, Ukraine: Improving the quality of diagnosing power transformers using FRAnalizer

3. place - Kamila KHUZHAZHINOVA, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia: Development of a psychophysical testing metodology aimed at identyfying persons potentiallly prone to committing malicious acts at nuclear fuel cycle facilities

 

Ph.D. study program

1. place - Miroslav GLEITZ, Czech Technical University in Prague: High Heat Flux Cooling

2. place - Petr KLAVÍK, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UWB in Pilsen: PIV Modeling of the Flow behind the Mixing Grids

3. place - Jan SYBLÍK, Czech Technical University in Prague: Supercritical CO2 Cycles for Fusion Power Plants

 


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Conference partners

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GOLD PARTNERS

 

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UJV group

                                                        

SILVER PARTNERS

                                                                                              

TES                  ZAT                   ČNS                   Rolls-Royce

    

Doosan Škoda Power           SILVER_Atommuzeum - black                   SÚRAO


Media partners of the conference

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Media partners of the conference

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