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Reid Peterson

Reid Peterson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-5386

Biography

Dr. Reid Peterson joined PNNL in 2004. He is the Team Lead for the Radiochemical Science team in the Radiochemical Processes Laboratory at PNNL. This team focuses primarily on separations and characterization of radiochemical processes of interest to DOE Environmental Management, DOE Nuclear Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) clients.

In addition, Dr. Peterson serves as the Program manager for the Waste Treatment Project Support Program. This program hosts all PNNL projects supporting the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, encompassing over 16 years of active research. Dr. Peterson also serves as a lead for the Nuclear Process Science Initiative.

Dr. Peterson has worked largely in the field of waste processing for treatment of high-level waste. He has an extensive background in managing large research programs and experience in taking projects from inception to pilot-scale proof of concept. Through his experiences at PNNL, the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Dr. Peterson has developed working relationships with key staff across the National Lab complex, including Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and SRNL, as well as the site contractors for waste processing at both the Savannah River Site and Hanford. Dr. Peterson leads research teams in the areas of separation processes for nuclear applications. His current focus areas include dissolution reaction, cesium removal technologies, and solid/liquid separation techniques.

Dr. Peterson has more than 120 technical reports and 32 peer review publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Session chair at AIChE national meetings and Separation Science Symposiums.
  • Peer reviewer for Separation Science and Technology and Journal of Membrane Science.
  • Author of 12 peer reviewed journal articles.
  • Past Local Section Chair for CSRA AIChE section.

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Chatterjee S, MA Conroy, FN Smith, HJ Jung, Z Wang, RA Peterson, A Huq, DG Burtt, ES Ilton, and EC Buck. 2016. "Can Cr(III) substitute for Al(III) in the structure of Boehmite?" RSC Advances 6(109):107628-107637.  doi:10.1039/c6ra20234a
  • Peterson RA, SK Fiskum, SR Suffield, RC Daniel, PA Gauglitz, and BE Wells. 2016. Simulant Basis for the Standard High Solids Vessel DesignPNNL-24476 Rev 0;WTP-RPT-241, Rev 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2015

  • Schonewill PP, RC Daniel, RW Shimskey, CA Burns, JM Billing, and RA Peterson. 2015. "Long-Time Performance of a Stainless Steel Crossflow Filter with Simulated Hanford Tank Waste." Chemical Engineering Research & Design 102:69-79.  doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2015.06.016

2014

2013

2012

  • Edwards MK, PP Schonewill, RW Shimskey, CM Niver, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Process Results for the Integrated Near-Tank Treatment System Pilot Demonstration." Separation Science and Technology 47(14-15):2115-2120. 
  • Kim DS, RA Peterson, and MJ Schweiger. 2012. Fire Safety Tests for Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary ReportPNNL-21321, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kim DS, MJ Schweiger, and RA Peterson. 2012. Fire Safety Tests for Cesium-Loaded Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary ReportPNNL-21490;WTP-RPT-220 Rev0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Russell RL, DE Rinehart, GN Brown, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Cesium Ion Exchange Loading Kinetics Testing with SRF Resin." Separation Science and Technology 47(14-15):2129-2135. 
  • Russell RL, DE Rinehart, GN Brown, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Ion Exchange Temperature Testing with SRF Resin." In Waste Management Symposium (WM 2012): Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 12088.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. 
  • Russell RL, DE Rinehart, GN Brown, PP Schonewill, and RA Peterson. 2012. Ion Exchange Kinetics Testing with SRF ResinPNNL-21109; WTP-RPT-214, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Schonewill PP, MK Edwards, C Smith, R Tranbarger, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Near-Tank Treatment of Hanford Tank Waste: Pilot-Scale Testing." In WM 2012: Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 12107.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Schonewill PP, MK Edwards, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Generating an Estimate of the Capacity of the Near-Tank Treatment System for Processing S/SX Tank Waste." Separation Science and Technology 47(14-15):2121-2128. 
  • Schonewill PP, RC Daniel, RL Russell, RW Shimskey, CA Burns, JM Billing, BM Rapko, and RA Peterson. 2012. "Development of an S-Saltcake Simulant Using Crossflow Filtration as a Validation Technique." Separation Science and Technology 47(14-15):2098-2107. 

2011

  • Billing JM, RC Daniel, RT Hallen, PP Schonewill, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Chemical cleaning of porous stainless steel cross-flow filter elements for nuclear waste applications." In American Filtration and Separations Society Annual Meeting, May 10-12, 2011, Lousiville, Kentucky.  American Filtration & Separations Society, Kingwood, TX. 
  • Brown GN, RL Russell, and RA Peterson. 2011. Small-Column Cesium Ion Exchange Elution Testing of Spherical Resorcinol-FormaldehydePNNL-20603, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Brown GN, RL Russell, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Small-Column Ion Exchange Testing of Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde." In WM 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management, February 27- March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 11379.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Daniel RC, JM Billing, CA Burns, RA Peterson, RL Russell, PP Schonewill, and RW Shimskey. 2011. Filtration Understanding: FY10 Testing Results and Filtration Model UpdatePNNL-20299, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Daniel RC, JM Billing, RL Russell, RW Shimskey, HD Smith, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Integrated pore blockage-cake filtration model for crossflow filtration." Chemical Engineering Research & Design 89(7):1094-1103.  doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2010.09.006
  • Mahoney LA, D Neiner, RA Peterson, BM Rapko, RL Russell, and PP Schonewill. 2011. Alternative Sodium Recovery Technology-High Hydroxide Leaching: FY10 Status ReportPNNL-20166, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Shimskey RW, PP Schonewill, RC Daniel, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Complex Microfiltration Behavior of Metal Hydroxide Slurries." In WM 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management, February 28 - March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 11376.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Smith C, R Schepens, DL Blanchard, Jr, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2011. "Pilot Scale Testing of Continuous Sludge Leaching Process and Near Tank Cesium Removal." In WM 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management, February 27 - March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 11377.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Wilmarth WR, N Machara, RA Peterson, and SR Bush. 2011. "Status of the Development of In-Tank/At-Tank Separations Technologies for High-Level Waste Processing for the U.S. Department of Energy." In ASME 2011: 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management (ICEM2011): September 25-29, 2011, Reims, France, pp. 1145-1150; Paper No. ICEM2011-59109.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers , New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/ICEM2011-59109

2010

  • Edwards MK, RL Russell, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2010. "Bench-Scale Testing of the Continuous Sludge Leaching Process." Separation Science and Technology 45(12-13):1807-1813.  doi:10.1080/01496395.2010.493799
  • Daniel RC, PP Schonewill, RW Shimskey, and RA Peterson. 2010. A Brief Review of Filtration Studies for Waste Treatment at the Hanford SitePNNL-20023, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Peterson RA, SK Fiskum, LA Snow, MK Edwards, and RW Shimskey. 2010. "Hanford Tank Waste - What is in it? Where is it going?" In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Radioactive Waste Management Symposium (WM 2010), March 7-11, 2010, Phoenix, AZ, vol. 5, pp. 3750-3761.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Rapko BM, SA Jones, GJ Lumetta, and RA Peterson. 2010. Effect of Antifoam Agent on Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tank Sludge SimulantsPNNL-19015; WTP-RPT-206 Rev 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Russell RL, RA Peterson, DE Rinehart, and WC Buchmiller. 2010. PEP Support: Laboratory Scale Leaching and Permeate Stability TestsPNNL-18597 Rev. 1; WTP-RPT-200, Rev 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Russell RL, and RA Peterson. 2010. "Boehmite Dissolution Model Based on Simulant Data." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 49(10):4542-4545. 
  • Russell RL, LA Snow, and RA Peterson. 2010. "Methods to avoid post-filtration precipitation in treatment of high-level waste." Separation Science and Technology 45(12-13):1814-1821. 

2009

2008

  • Fiskum SK, EC Buck, RC Daniel, KE Draper, MK Edwards, TL Hubler, LK Jagoda, ED Jenson, AE Kozelisky, GJ Lumetta, PJ MacFarlan, BK McNamara, RA Peterson, SI Sinkov, LA Snow, and RG Swoboda. 2008. Characterization and Leach Testing for REDOX Sludge and S-Saltcake Actual Waste Sample CompositesPNNL-17368, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Rapko BM, GJ Lumetta, JR Deschane, and RA Peterson. 2008. "Process Development for Permanganate Addition During Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tank Sludge Simulants." Separation Science and Technology 43(9-10):2840-2858.  doi:10.1080/01496390802121834
  • Snow LA, GJ Lumetta, SK Fiskum, and RA Peterson. 2008. "Boehmite Actual Waste Dissolutions Studies." In Separation Science and Technology: Fifteenth Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications, vol. 43, no. 9-10, pp. 2900-2916.  Taylor & Francis Inc., Philadelphia, PA.  doi:10.1080/01496390802152540

2007

  • Peterson RA, GJ Lumetta, BM Rapko, and AP Poloski. 2007. "Modeling of Boehmite Leaching from Actual Hanford High-Level Waste Samples." Separation Science and Technology 42(8):1719-1730. 
  • Peterson RA, JGH Geeting, and RC Daniel. 2007. "Estimation of Ultrafilter Performance Based on Characterization Data." Chemical Engineering and Technology 30(8):1050-1054.  doi:10.1002/ceat.200700107
  • Rapko BM, GJ Lumetta, JR Deschane, RA Peterson, and DL Blanchard, Jr. 2007. Process Development for Permanganate Addition During Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tanks SludgesPNNL-16794, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Snow LA, BM Rapko, AP Poloski, and RA Peterson. 2007. "Modeling of Boehmite Leaching from Actual Hanford High-Level Waste Samples." In WM 2007 - Global Accomplishments in Environmental and Radioactive Waste Management: Education and Opportunity for the Next Generation of Waste Management Professionals.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 

2006

  • Peterson RA, SK Fiskum, ST Arm, and DL Blanchard, Jr. 2006. "Cesium Removal Demonstration Using Selected Actual Waste Samples from the Hanford Reservation Tank Farm." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2361-2371. 
  • Geeting JGH, RT Hallen, and RA Peterson. 2006. "Ultrafilter Conditions for High Level Waste Sludge Processing." Separation Science and Technology 41(11):2313-2324. 

2005

  • Geeting JGH, RT Hallen, and RA Peterson. 2005. "Optimization of Ultrafilter Feed Conditions Using Classical Filtration Models." Journal of Membrane Science 265(1-2):137-141.  doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2005.05.008

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