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NSERC/NWMO/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Radiation Induced Corrosion

2015/16-2019/20 • $600,000
Nuclear power provides a large fraction of the electricity needed to meet the energy requirements of Canada and many other industrialized countries. It is one of the few proven technologies that can supply large-scale base-load electricity without generating greenhouse gases. This is...

Compressed Air Energy Storage in Salt Caverns

2016/17-2019/20 • $403,496
As renewable resources such wind and solar are increasingly integrated into the power grid, the intermittentand dispersed nature of these resources is having a significant impact on the reliability and resilience of the gridsystem. A storage medium not only can facilitate renewables integration,...

An optimum membrane and membrane assembly for the filtration of heavy water containing tritiated heavy water

2017/18-2019/20 • $220,800
The proposed research will develop experimental expertise at Queen's for testing of graphene oxide membranesas a water filtration system. The long term goal is to develop a system capable of reliably filtering tritium fromheavy water. A computational modelling study will support the research,...

Measuring process interoperability and best practices conformance for capital projects

2016/17-2019/20 • $160,000
Measurement is critical to improvement. For over two decades, we have made numerous attempts to measure capital projects performance and to measure the degree of conformance to the practices that may have led to that performance. Our partners and many researchers are intensely interested in what...

Impact of Climate Change on Wind Energy

2018/19-2019/20 • $150,000
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Corrosion Control and Materials Performance in Nuclear Power Systems

2019/20 • $144,325
With growing climate change concerns in Canada, nuclear energy provides the benefits of an efficient, carbon-free energy source. The Government of Canada and the nuclear industry have recognized this, and are actively pursuing refurbishment of nuclear power plants (NPP) and new builds, such as...

Multicentury reconstruction of streamflow for the Abitibi River basin and estimation of future climate changes impacts

2017/18-2019/20 • $137,157
Predicting climate changes impacts on hydrological regimes and future water availability constitutes a priority for Canada's economy. Future changes in temperatures (warmer) and in precipitations (timing and intensity) will influence streamflow and water levels. However, the lack of long...

Development of radionuclide monitoring, capture and segregation techniques for safe storage with surveillance and decommissioning of nuclear facilities

2019/20 • $84,800
Upon completion of the operations of a nuclear power plant, the owner/utility needs to begin a process that transitions from the operating state to a safe storage regime and eventually dismantling of the facility. The duration and activities of the transition stage, safe storage stage, and...

Multi-dimensional Digital Twins for Nuclear Power Plants

2019/20 • $76,919
This proposal is aimed at an in-depth investigation, development, and the use of digital twins in the context of nuclear power plant (NPP) systems structures and components (SCCs) asset management. The main objectives of this proposal are to: (i) develop a suitable system architecture for...

Improved hydrologic modelling strategies for reservoir management

2019/20 • $18,357
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Hydro Québec are responsible for the management of water reservoirs which divert or store a significant portion of Eastern Canada's annual runoff. They use this resource to generate up to 242 TWh of renewable energy annually, 37% of Canada's electricity demand....

Intelligent Experience Retention System (IERS)

2019/20 • $6,622
In nuclear power plants (NPP), and at OPG, due to continuous moves of experienced personnel to different department or retirements, a vast amount of expertise and systems-specific knowledge is lost. This leads to longer training periods for new employees and sometimes to delayed responses to...

NSERC Canadian Floodnet

2014/15-2018/19 • $5,150,000
In Canada, floods are recognized as the most common, largely distributed natural hazard to life, property,economy, community/industry water systems, and the environment. The main objective of the proposedNSERC Canadian FloodNet is to create a vehicle for a concerted nation-wide effort to improve...

NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Corrosion control and materials performance in nuclear power systems

2014/15-2018/19 • $782,395
The materials used in nuclear power plants must withstand extremes of temperature, stress, radiation andchemical environment. This IRC programme addresses the degradation mechanisms of metallic alloys, withparticular emphasis on the combined action of stress and corrosion, which can lead to...

A literate process for the certification of scientific and engineering software

2014/15-2018/19 • $100,000
Our principal objective is to develop certifiable scientific and engineering software. One problem with current processes is that there is considerable duplication between software artifacts, as well as a definite lack of traceability between these artifacts. We believe that we can solve both of...

Development of radionuclide monitoring, capture and segregation techniques for safe storage with surveillance and decommissioning of nuclear facilities******

2018/19 • $84,800
Upon completion of the operations of a nuclear power plant, the owner/utility needs to begin a process that transitions from the operating state to a safe storage regime and eventually dismantling of the facility. The duration and activities of the transition stage, safe storage stage, and...

Providing multiple services on multiple time scales with energy storage

2018/19 • $25,000
Energy storage is an important source of flexibility in electric power systems. Its uses include balancing renewable variability, reducing peak power consumption to avoid using expensive peaker plants, improving system efficiency by shifting demand from day to night, and providing regulation to...

High-temperature electrolysis cost reduction feasibility study

2018/19 • $25,000
The feasibility of a new manufacturing approach to making metal-supported solid oxide electrolysis cells*(MS-SOECs) will be assessed. The project will involve the examination of a new method to fabricate*electrolytes in metal-supported electrolysis cells that are fully gas-tight, with the usual...

NSERC-OPG Chair in Innovative design engineering

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,000,000
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Improved CANDU-core homogenization and benchmark models

2014/15-2016/17 • $114,000
For CANDU reactors to continue to be an important contributor to the Ontario energy supply they have to satisfy ever increasing economic and safety demands. In particular, increasingly accurate and detailed simulation models are required for the safety analysis of existing, as well as future,...

Comprehensive model of eddy current based pressure tube to calandria tube gap measurement

2014/15-2016/17 • $101,880
This project will focus on generating a comprehensive theoretical model of the eddy current (EC) response that arises during pressure tube (PT) to calandria tube (CT) gap measurement, which is used in prediction of time-to-contact between PT and CT in CANDU fuel channels. While a gap measurement...

Real-time ground-motion tools for seismic hazard management

2011/12-2015/16 • $627,703
There is a need for rapid access to information on earthquake ground shaking and its potential effects immediately after the occurrence of any significant earthquake that is felt at Ontario's nuclear power plants. This need has been brought to public awareness by the devastating 2011 M9 Tohoku...

Scientific and operational value of alternative datasets in hydrological science

2013/14-2015/16 • $420,720
Applied hydrological science strongly relies on hydrometeorological information, and especially on measurements of precipitation end temperature. However, time series of relevant hydrometeorological variables are plagued with problems such as short temporal horizons, missing data, errors, and...

Intelligent single-point energy consumption monitoring for intensive energy sectors applications

2012/13-2015/16 • $222,000
Smart meters are considered key component in the deployment of automatic metering infrastructure (AMI) in the smart grid evolution. Despite such meters' capabilities in reporting the total energy consumption along with time of use (TOU) to electric utilities and consumers, there is still lack of...

Predictive models for D20 isotope effects on ionization and metal hydrolysis under CANDU reactor coolant conditions

2013/14-2015/16 • $165,600
CANDU nuclear reactors are a uniquely Canadian technology in that their design is based on the use of heavy water in a closed loop to transfer heat from the reactor core to the steam generator. The pH of the heavy water in this "primary coolant system" is tightly controlled to minimize the...

Improved modelling of managed watersheds in the Canadian Shield in support of hydropower reservoir management

2015/16 • $25,000
Hydropower companies regularly use hydrological models to make long-term and short-term forecasts of inflows to hydroelectricity reservoirs. These inflow predictions are used for water level and outflow management in support of energy production and, in the long term, for capital investment...

The research network for business sustainability

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,350,000
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An integrated multi-trophic assessment of the impact of biomass harvesting on forest sustainability

2012/13-2014/15 • $121,740
The forest bioenergy sector is developing rapidly across Canada, and harvesting residues are emerging as an important source of industrial feedstock. The bioenergy sector has the potential for many social and economic benefits, including new and diversified markets and renewable sources of...

Edge detection for ultrasound-based, non-destructive examination of nuclear power plants

2014/15 • $25,000
The inspection of pipeline integrity is critical to maintain refineries, mines and nuclear plants. Pipeline inspection often depends on technologies that allow visualization of the pipe in three dimensions, and subsequent measurement of size, shape, and thickness. Ontario Power Generation (OPG)...

NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Corrosion control and materials performance in nuclear power systems

2010/11-2013/14 • $676,561
Nuclear energy in Canada is going through a period of immense opportunities and challenges. UNENE, theUniversity Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, has pooled industry money to create, in partnershipwith NSERC, a number of Industrial Research Chair programs. The Toronto Chair...

NSERC Chair in Design Engineering

2010/11-2013/14 • $600,000
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Development of New CANDU Fuel Channel Inspection Tools for Increased Inspection Speed

2011/12-2013/14 • $180,000
Existing fuel channel inspection techniques in CANDU reactors are extremely time consuming. First, they require the reactor to be off-line. Second, they only enable one fuel channel to be inspected at a time. This project proposes to address these shortcomings by developing two new inspection...

Advancement of sensor array processing and MIMO signal processing for non-destructive testing

2010/11-2013/14 • $180,000
As a major electricity producer with an ever-increasing demand, it is vital that the Canadian power industry strive to improve the safety, productivity and reliability of its generating stations. In particular, nuclear power plants' safe and continuous operation critically depends on the proper...

Assessment of remaining useful life for rolling bearings

2013/14 • $25,000
Bearings are the most common elements in any rotary machines that compromise their structural integrity. Failure of any single bearing can be disastrous and can lead to break or seizure of other machines elements and in some circumstances it can even cause severe workplace injuries. Condition...

Electrical deterrent barriers for lake sturgeon - proof of concept testing

2013/14 • $25,000
As a result of spring water diversion through the Adam Creek Spillway at OPG's Little Long Generating station on the Mattagami River Lake Sturgeon often become entrained on a seasonal and/or periodic bases. OPG has investigated numerous methods for preventing entrainment, including feasibility...

Design of passive noise control devices for attenuation of pressure pulsations in piping systems

2013/14 • $25,000
Piping systems used in industrial applications such as power stations and natural gas pipelines are liable to generation of pressure pulsations, often arising from the use of reciprocating pumps and/or dynamic instability of valves, which can act as sources of unwanted noise and vibration, and...

Long-term deformation performance of earth dams on marine clays

2013/14 • $25,000
This proposed research is to numerically investigate the long-term deformation performance of an embankment dam founded on a deep deposit of marine clay. This research will be performed in collaboration with Ontario Power Generation Inc (OPG). The performance of earth embankment dams is...

Model of Eddy Current gap measurement system for CANDU fuel channels

2013/14 • $24,900
Ontario Power generation (OPG) uses an eddy current instrument to measure the gap between the eachcalandria tube and pressure tube in a CANDU nuclear reactor; a minimum gap size is required in order to avoidlarge heat flux between the two tubes, and the possible formation of hydrides. For this...

Intensifying forest biomass utilization for energy production

2010/11-2012/13 • $161,429
This project will assess the feasibility of using locally-sourced wood (including unmerchantable wood and mill residues) to cogenerate heat and power in small gasification plants. We will employ remote sensing and harvesting trials to quantify the harvestable volume of unmerchantable wood at...

Optimal coal generation inventory drawdown strategy with uncertain capacity and natural gas prices

2012/13 • $25,000
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an electricity generation company in Ontario, Canada. In addition to hydro and nuclear power generation capacities, it also has coal fired power plants, which must be shut down by December 2014. This process of removing these generation capacities from the power...

Studies of air quality on regional meteorology and climate

2010/11-2011/12 • $230,770
We propose to develop and apply a modelling system for studies of the meteorological and environmental changes that would be expected to occur locally and regionally as a consequence of degraded air quality from increased anthropogenic pollution in the future. The studies will use both...

D2O Isotope Effects on Ionization, Transition Metal Hydrolysis and Solubility Under CANDU-6 Coolant Condition

2011/12 • $57,700
CANDU nuclear reactors are a uniquely Canadian technology in that their design is based on the use of heavy water in a closed loop to transfer heat from the reactor core to the steam generator. The pH of the heavy water in this "primary coolant system" is tightly controlled to minimize the...

Benthic-pelagic coupling and Cladophora problems in large lakes

2010/11 • $85,400
Since the invasion of the Great Lakes by zebra mussels, many coastal areas have suffered from excessive growth of algae. The algae wash up on and foul beaches and shorelines, which effectively prevents recreational use. The algae also cause expensive interruptions to supplies of cooling and...

D2O Isotope Effects on Ionization, Transition Metal Hydrolysis and Solubilitty Under CANDU-6 Coolant Condition

2010/11 • $57,700
CANDU nuclear reactors are a uniquely Canadian technology in that their design is based on the use of heavy water in a closed loop to transfer heat from the reactor core to the steam generator. The pH of the heavy water in this "primary coolant system" is tightly controlled to minimize the...

Feasibility study of an improved ultrasonic flow measurement noise reduction method for CANDU generating stations

2010/11 • $24,000
Nuclear power plants provide about 17 percent of the world's electricity. Flow measurement is an essential performance monitoring method in the nuclear industry. In Canada's CANDU nuclear power plants, on its secondary side, light water flows from feed water pipes to the steam generator. Fouling...

Sustainability in the Supply Chain at Ontario Power Generation

2010/11 • $9,950
Over the past two decades, many Canadian corporations have come under increasing pressure to address the economic, environmental, and social implications of their activities. As a part of their response to this pressure, many corporations are now considering supply chain issues to be a critical...

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