Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3214 Expanding national response capabilities The lab’s expertise in physical security training and safe practices for explosives and ballistic testing enabled the U.S. Special Operations Command to successfully complete an inaugural Explosives Tactical Entry Course at INL’s National Security Test Range. The training course taught heavy breaching techniques to extend the proficiencies of elite teams of integrated war fighters. New capability will assist with qualifying new reactor fuels INL completed the design, fabrication, testing and installation of a new post- irradiation examination capability within the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF). This capability allows researchers to address the NNSA Material Management and Minimization (M3) Program’s fuel performance challenges related to the eventual qualification of U.S. research reactor conversion fuel(s) by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Capabilities GROWING New solvent extraction testing capability established A continuously recirculating mixer- centrifugal separation unit (AKUFVE) has been successfully installed and tested at INL. The AKUFVE apparatus is an instrument for rapid and accurate measurements of distribution coefficients, designed to streamline the ability to characterize separation methods. This flow system can be directly connected to various detectors, enabling radiometric, spectrophotometric, atomic absorption, pH and temperature measurements. This offers a unique opportunity to dynamically study aqueous separations as conditions are intentionally varied to monitor either beneficial or detrimental effects. INL chemist Colt Heathman demonstrates the new AKUFVE apparatus in the Energy Innovation Laboratory.