Title

Sustainable Supply Chains for Small Modular Reactors

Presenter Information

Logan Turk

Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Major

Nuclear Engineering

Research Advisor

Smith, Joseph D.
Usman, Shoaib

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Second Advisor's Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Funding Source

SMR Research and Education Consortium

Abstract

The long term goal of this project is to develop models for evaluating the sustainability of SMR supply chains. SMR supply chains are global and complex systems, which have environmental, social, and economic impacts. This ongoing project will test the hypothesis that life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) is suitable for the assessment of SMR supply chains. LCSA combines life cycle assessment (LCA), social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), and life cycle costing (LCC) to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic impacts, respectively, of the SMR. This project is approached by: (i) documenting the SMR supply chain product system, (ii) performing a gap analysis for local and regional growth, and (iii) selecting the relevant impact categories for environmental, social, and economic impacts. The impact of the SMR on Missouri’s economy can be determined using this model.

Biography

Logan is a sophomore Nuclear Engineering major from Moberly, Missouri, who is also working toward a minor in Engineering Management. A member of the Energy Research and Development Center’s research group, Logan aspires to contribute to solving the problem of supplying the world with clean, sustainable energy for decades to come. In his spare time, he can be found somewhere near water, either wakeboarding, fishing or boating.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Sustainable Supply Chains for Small Modular Reactors

Upper Atrium/Hall

The long term goal of this project is to develop models for evaluating the sustainability of SMR supply chains. SMR supply chains are global and complex systems, which have environmental, social, and economic impacts. This ongoing project will test the hypothesis that life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) is suitable for the assessment of SMR supply chains. LCSA combines life cycle assessment (LCA), social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), and life cycle costing (LCC) to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic impacts, respectively, of the SMR. This project is approached by: (i) documenting the SMR supply chain product system, (ii) performing a gap analysis for local and regional growth, and (iii) selecting the relevant impact categories for environmental, social, and economic impacts. The impact of the SMR on Missouri’s economy can be determined using this model.