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Amanda Casella

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Selected Publications

2017

  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, and AM Casella. 2017. "The Influence of Cladding on Fission Gas Release from Irradiated U-Mo Monolithic Fuel." Journal of Nuclear Materials 486:222-223.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.01.016

2016

  • Casella AJ, AM Lines, GL Nelson, JM Bello, and SA Bryan. 2016. "MicroRaman Measurements for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Applications." Procedia Chemistry 21:466-472.  doi:10.1016/j.proche.2016.10.065
  • Casella AJ, BD Hanson, and WH Miller. 2016. "The effect of fuel chemistry on UO2 dissolution." Journal of Nuclear Materials 476:45-55.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.04.025
  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, and AM Casella. 2016. "Measurement of Fission Gas Release from Irradiated U-Mo Dispersion Fuel Samples." Journal of Nuclear Materials 478:365-374.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.05.039

2015

  • Burkes D, AM Casella, AJ Casella, EC Buck, KN Pool, PJ MacFarlan, MK Edwards, and FN Smith. 2015. "Thermal properties of U-Mo alloys irradiated to moderate burnup and power." Journal of Nuclear Materials 464:331-341.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.04.040
  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, BD Slonecker, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2015. Fuel Thermo-physical Characterization Project: Fiscal Year 2014 Final ReportPNNL-24135, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, AM Casella, WG Luscher, F Rice, and KN Pool. 2015. "Measurement of Fission Gas Release from Irradiated U-Mo Monolithic Fuel Samples." Journal of Nuclear Materials 461:61-71.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.02.020
  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, LD Gardner, AM Casella, TK Huber, and H Breitkreutz. 2015. Fuel Thermo-physical Characterization Project: Evaluation of Models to Calculate Thermal Diffusivity of Layered CompositesPNNL-24073, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Casella AJ, LR Hylden, EL Campbell, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, FN Smith, and SA Bryan. 2015. "Development of On-Line Spectroscopic pH Monitoring for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants: Weak Acid Schemes." Analytical Chemistry 87(10):5139-5147.  doi:10.1021/ac504578t
  • Lumetta GJ, AJ Casella, BM Rapko, TG Levitskaia, NK Pence, JC Carter, CM Niver, and MR Smoot. 2015. "An Advanced TALSPEAK Concept Using 2-Ethylhexylphosphonic Acid Mono-2-Ethylhexyl Ester as the Extractant." Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange 33(3):211-223.  doi:10.1080/07366299.2014.985920
  • Lumetta GJ, DE Meier, JM Tingey, AJ Casella, CH Delegard, MK Edwards, RD Orton, BM Rapko, and JE Smart. 2015. Design of the Laboratory-Scale Plutonium Oxide Processing Unit in the Radiochemical Processing LaboratoryPNNL-24205, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Palomares RI, KJ Dayman, S Landsberger, SR Biegalski, CZ Soderquist, AJ Casella, MC Brady Raap, and JM Schwantes. 2015. "Measuring the Noble Metal and Iodine Composition of Extracted Noble Metal Phase from Spent Nuclear Fuel Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 98:66-70.  doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.01.022

2014

  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, and AJ Casella. 2014. "ON-LINE MONITORING FOR PROCESS CONTROL AND SAFEGUARDING OF RADIOCHEMICAL STREAMS AT SPENT FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS." In Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People, October 20-24, 2014, Vienna, Austria, vol. IAEA-CN--220, IAEA, Vienna, Austria. 
  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2014. "Development and validation of capabilities to measure thermal properties of layered monolithic U-Mo alloy plate-type fuel." International Journal of Thermophysics 35(8):1476-1500.  doi:10.1007/s10765-014-1683-4
  • Lumetta GJ, DE Meier, JM Tingey, AJ Casella, CH Delegard, MK Edwards, SA Jones, and BM Rapko. 2014. Conceptual Design for the Pilot-Scale Plutonium Oxide Processing Unit in the Radiochemical Processing LaboratoryPNNL-23534, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

  • Casella AJ, MM Pereira, and FH Steen. 2013. Global Threat Reduction Initiative Fuel Thermo-Physical Characterization Project: Sample Management PlanPNNL-22238, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, and JM Peterson. 2013. "Spectroscopic Online Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Fuel Reprocessing Streams ." In WM Symposia 2013: International Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, February 24 28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 13553.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Casella AJ, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, and SA Bryan. 2013. "Water O-H Stretching Raman Signature for Strong Acid Monitoring via Multivariate Analysis." Analytical Chemistry 85(8):41204128.  doi:10.1021/ac4001628
  • Levitskaia TG, JM Peterson, EL Campbell, AJ Casella, D Peterman, and SA Bryan. 2013. "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for Online Monitoring of Dibutyl Phosphate Degradation Product in Tributyl Phosphate /n-Dodecane/Nitric Acid Solvent." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52(49):17607-17617.  doi:10.1021/ie402722n

2012

  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, JM Schwantes, CR Orton, JM Peterson, and AJ Casella. 2012. "Monitoring, Controlling and Safeguarding Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Facilities, Part 1: Optical Spectroscopic Methods." International Journal on Nuclear Energy Management and Safety 1:Online. 

2011

  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Johnsen, AM Lines, and EM Thomas. 2011. "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams in Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities." Chapter 4 in Advanced Separation Techniques for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Radioactive Waste Treatment, ed. KL Nash and GJ Lumetta, pp. 95-119.  Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Johnsen, AM Lines, and EM Thomas. 2011. "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams in Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities." In Advanced Separation Techniques for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Radioactive Waste Treatment: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy No. 2, ed. KL Nash and GJ Lumetta.  Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Lines, DE Verdugo, and EA Jordan. 2011. "SPECTROSCOPIC ON-LINE MONITORING FOR PROCESS CONTROL AND SAFEGUARDING OF RADIOCHEMICAL STREAMS." In ISEC 2011: 19th International Solvent Extraction Conference, October 3-7, 2011, Santiago, Chile, ed. F Valenzuela L. and BA Moyer, p. 100.  GECAMIN, Santiago, Chile. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Lines, EA Jordan, DE Verdugo, and FN Skomurski. 2011. "On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, vol. 3, pp. 2492-2501.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Orton CR, SA Bryan, AJ Casella, W Hines, TG Levitskaia, J henkell, JM Schwantes, EA Jordan, AM Lines, CG Fraga, JM Peterson, DE Verdugo, RN Christensen, and SM Peper. 2011. FY-2010 Process Monitoring Technology Final ReportPNNL-20022, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Arrigo LM, RN Christensen, CG Fraga, M Liezers, SM Peper, EM Thomas, SA Bryan, M Douglas, AR Laspe, AM Lines, JM Peterson, RM Ward, AJ Casella, DC Duckworth, TG Levitskaia, CR Orton, and JM Schwantes. 2009. FY 2009 Progress: Process Monitoring Technology Demonstration at PNNLPNNL-19136, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AM Lines, JM Billing, AJ Casella, AM Johnsen, JM Peterson, and EM Thomas. 2009. "ON-LINE MONITORING FOR CONTROL AND SAFEGUARDING OF RADIOCHEMICAL STREAMS AT SPENT FUEL REPROCESSING PLANT." In 2nd Japan-IAEA Workshop on Advanced Safeguards Technology for the Future Nuclear Fuel Cycle, November 10-13, 2009, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, Japan, vol. INIS-XA-1073, International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Safeguards, Division of Technical Support, Vienna, Austria. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, JM Billing, AJ Casella, AM Johnsen, and JM Peterson. 2009. "On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant." In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management .  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Edwards MK, JM Billing, DL Blanchard, Jr, EC Buck, AJ Casella, AM Casella, JV Crum, RC Daniel, KE Draper, SK Fiskum, LK Jagoda, ED Jenson, AE Kozelisky, PJ MacFarlan, RA Peterson, RW Shimskey, LA Snow, and RG Swoboda. 2009. Characterization, Leaching, and Filtration Testing for Tributyl Phosphate (TBP, Group 7) Actual Waste Sample CompositesPNNL-18119, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kurath DE, BD Hanson, MJ Minette, DL Baldwin, BM Rapko, LA Mahoney, PP Schonewill, RC Daniel, PW Eslinger, JL Huckaby, JM Billing, PS Sundar, GB Josephson, JJ Toth, ST Yokuda, EBK Baer, SM Barnes, EC Golovich, SD Rassat, CF Brown, JGH Geeting, GJ Sevigny, AJ Casella, JR Bontha, RL Aaberg, PM Aker, CE Guzman-Leong, ML Kimura, SK Sundaram, RP Pires, BE Wells, and OP Bredt. 2009. Pretreatment Engineering Platform Phase 1 Final Test ReportPNNL-18894; WTP-RPT-197 Rev 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Shimskey RW, JM Billing, EC Buck, AJ Casella, JV Crum, RC Daniel, KE Draper, MK Edwards, RT Hallen, AE Kozelisky, PJ MacFarlan, RA Peterson, and RG Swoboda. 2009. Filtration and Leach Testing for PUREX Cladding Sludge and REDOX Cladding Sludge Actual Waste Sample CompositesPNNL-18048, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Snow LA, EC Buck, AJ Casella, JV Crum, RC Daniel, KE Draper, MK Edwards, SK Fiskum, LK Jagoda, ED Jenson, AE Kozelisky, PJ MacFarlan, RA Peterson, and RG Swoboda. 2009. Characterization and Leach Testing for PUREX Cladding Waste Sludge (Group 3) and REDOX Cladding Waste Sludge (Group 4) Actual Waste Sample CompositesPNNL-18054, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2008

  • Casella AJ, BD Hanson, and WH Miller. 2008. "The Temperature, Oxygen, and Fuel Chemistry Dependence of UO2 Dissolution Under Repository Conditions." Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 98(1):131-132. 
  • Casella AJ, BD Hanson, and WH Miller. 2008. "Factors Affecting UO2 Dissolution Under Geologic Disposal Conditions." In International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, vol. 1, pp. 388-394.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange, IL. 

2007

  • Kline AJ, BD Hanson, and WH Miller. 2007. "Characteristics of UO2 Dissolution under Geologic Disposal Conditions Using SPFT." Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 97(1):73-74. 

2006

  • Kline AJ, BD Hanson, WH Miller, and RS Wittman. 2006. "Modeling the Radiolysis Effect on CSNF Dissolution Kinetics." In Transactions of the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting (2006), vol. 95, pp. 177-178.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 
  • Miller WH, AJ Kline, and BD Hanson. 2006. "Dosimetry Modeling for Predicting Radiolytic Production at the Spent Fuel - Water Interface." In 11th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM), pp. 698-711.  American Nuclear Society, Las Vegas, NV. 

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Karl Pool
Analytical Support Operations Lead

Don Bachand
RPL R&D Operations Manager