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Glenn McRae

    Building:Mackenzie, Room 3150
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:Ph.D., University of British Columbia, P.Eng.


    Research Interests:

    Delayed Hydride Cracking of Zirconium alloys used in the Nuclear Industry:

    • Delayed hydride cracking of zirconium components used in CANDU reactors: corrosion and terminal solid solubility of hydrogen isotopes; hydride dissolution and movement of hydrogen in solid solution, fitness-for-service calculations; low temperature hydrogen addition to zirconium alloys.

    With O. Basu in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Alexis Mackintosh at PCS Biofuels Inc, and Peter Brown at Mevex Corp:

    • Polymeric high-energy biofuels from municipal, agricultural and forestry wastes
    • Design and construction of medium-scale biofuel reactors
    • Conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuel with electron beams

    With R. Liu in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering:

    • Failure investigations of hard-facing alloys used to trim feedwater valves on boilers containing dilute amine solutions

    With Best Theratroncis Ltd.:

    • Mo-100 targets for cyclotron production of Tc-99m for nuclear medical imaging
    • Commercial Separation and Purification of Tc-99m from irradiated Mo-100 targets