Nuclear Environmental Engineering

The USA is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power with approximately 100 nuclear reactors in operation. Ensuring the operation of these facilities is safe for the public and the environment is inherent in the country’s nuclear power program. AquAeTer’s experts have assisted our clients with a range of services in a variety of aspects of the nuclear life cycle.

The broad experience base of the AquAeTer team extends to highly technical areas including thermal hydraulics using codes RELAP5 and three-dimensional finite element codes such as PATRAN to support brittle fracture analyses.

AquAeTer’s multidisciplinary approach is ideally suited to the unique nature of nuclear environmental engineering projects. All projects pose their own unique set of parameters and challenges. Our team of experts has a varied set of technical expertise and experience which results in creative, effective solutions to nuclear environmental engineering problems.

Case Studies
Non-Rad Wastewater Treatment Conceptual Design
AquAeTer was retained to conduct a study to determine the options available to treat the non-rad wastestream from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Review of Proposed Rule for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
AquAeTer was retained by its client to evaluate and comment on the proposed changes to 10 CFR Part 61 rule for low-level radioactive waste disposal.
Exposure Pathway and Dose Modeling for Disposal of Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Vessel
​AquAeTer was retained by its client to perform the dose model analysis from the reactor site to the disposal site for the disposal of a nuclear power generating plant intact Reactor Vessel at a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal facility.

Nuclear Environmental Engineering Services:

  • Regulatory Support and Advocacy
  • Waste Risk Evaluation
  • Transport and Dose Modeling
  • Siting Studies
  • Monte Carlo Analysis for Financial Assessment of Reactor Closure
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)