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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

2019

2018

  • Dixon D.R., C.M. Stewart, J.J. Venarsky, J.A. Peterson, G.B. Hall, T.G. Levitskaia, and J.R. Allred, et al. 2018. Vitrification of Hanford Tank Waste 241-AP-105 in a Continuous Laboratory-Scale Melter. PNNL-27775. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Fiskum S.K., H.A. Colburn, R.A. Peterson, A.M. Rovira, and M.R. Smoot. 2018. Cesium Ion Exchange Using Crystalline Silicotitanate with 5.6 M Sodium Simulant. PNNL-27587. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Cesium Ion Exchange Using Crystalline Silicotitanate with 5.6 M Sodium Simulant
  • Fiskum S.K., J.R. Allred, H.A. Colburn, A.M. Rovira, M.R. Smoot, and R.A. Peterson. 2018. Multi-Cycle Cesium Ion Exchange Testing Using Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Resin with Diluted Hanford Tank Waste 241-AP-105. PNNL-27432. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Multi-Cycle Cesium Ion Exchange Testing Using Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Resin with Diluted Hanford Tank Waste 241-AP-105
  • Geeting J., A.M. Rovira, J.R. Allred, R.W. Shimskey, C. Burns, and R.A. Peterson. 2018. Filtration of Hanford Tank AP-107 Supernatant. PNNL-27638;RPT-DFTP-009, Rev. 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Geeting J., J.R. Allred, A.M. Rovira, R.W. Shimskey, C. Burns, and R.A. Peterson. 2018. Crossflow Filtration of Hanford Tank AP-105 Supernatant. PNNL-27085. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Crossflow Filtration of Hanford Tank AP-105 Supernatant
  • Rovira A.M., S.K. Fiskum, H.A. Colburn, J.R. Allred, M.R. Smoot, and R.A. Peterson. 2018. Cesium Ion Exchange Testing Using Crystalline Silicotitanate with Hanford Tank Waste 241-AP-107. PNNL-27706. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Cesium Ion Exchange Testing Using Crystalline Silicotitanate with Hanford Tank Waste 241-AP-107

2017

2016

  • Chatterjee S., M.A. Conroy, F.N. Smith, H. Jung, Z. Wang, R.A. Peterson, and A. Huq, et al. 2016. "Can Cr(III) substitute for Al(III) in the structure of Boehmite?." RSC Advances 6, no. 109:107628-107637. PNNL-SA-119359. doi:10.1039/c6ra20234a
  • Peterson R.A., S.K. Fiskum, S.R. Suffield, R.C. Daniel, P.A. Gauglitz, and B.E. Wells. 2016. Simulant Basis for the Standard High Solids Vessel Design. PNNL-24476 Rev 0;WTP-RPT-241, Rev 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Simulant Basis for the Standard High Solids Vessel Design

2015

  • Schonewill P.P., R.C. Daniel, R.W. Shimskey, C.A. Burns, J.M. Billing, and R.A. Peterson. 2015. "Long-Time Performance of a Stainless Steel Crossflow Filter with Simulated Hanford Tank Waste." Chemical Engineering Research & Design 102. PNNL-SA-98154. doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2015.06.016

2014

  • Russell R.L., D.E. Rinehart, and R.A. Peterson. 2014. Ion Exchange Testing with SRF Resin FY 2012. PNNL-21645 Rev 1; WTP-RPT-223 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Ion Exchange Testing with SRF Resin FY 2012
  • Russell R.L., D.E. Rinehart, and R.A. Peterson. 2014. Organic Separation Test Results. PNNL-23643; RPT-66611-001 Rev 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Organic Separation Test Results

2013

2012

  • Edwards M.K., P.P. Schonewill, R.W. Shimskey, C.M. Niver, and R.A. Peterson. 2012. "Process Results for the Integrated Near-Tank Treatment System Pilot Demonstration." Separation Science and Technology 47, no. 14-15:2115-2120. PNWD-SA-9673.
  • Kim D., M.J. Schweiger, and R.A. Peterson. 2012. Fire Safety Tests for Cesium-Loaded Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report. PNNL-21490;WTP-RPT-220 Rev0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fire Safety Tests for Cesium-Loaded Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report
  • Kim D., R.A. Peterson, and M.J. Schweiger. 2012. Fire Safety Tests for Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report. PNNL-21321. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fire Safety Tests for Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report
  • Russell R.L., D.E. Rinehart, G.N. Brown, and R.A. Peterson. 2012. "Cesium Ion Exchange Loading Kinetics Testing with SRF Resin." Separation Science and Technology 47, no. 14-15:2129-2135. PNNL-SA-83579.
  • Russell R.L., D.E. Rinehart, G.N. Brown, and R.A. 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, Paper No. 12088. Phoenix, Arizona:Waste Management Symposia, Inc. PNNL-SA-84237.
  • Russell R.L., D.E. Rinehart, G.N. Brown, P.P. Schonewill, and R.A. Peterson. 2012. Ion Exchange Kinetics Testing with SRF Resin. PNNL-21109; WTP-RPT-214. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Ion Exchange Kinetics Testing with SRF Resin
  • Schonewill P.P., M.K. Edwards, C. Smith, R. Tranbarger, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. 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, Paper No. 12107. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNWD-SA-9667.
  • Schonewill P.P., M.K. Edwards, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. 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, no. 14-15:2121-2128. PNWD-SA-9663.
  • Schonewill P.P., R.C. Daniel, R.L. Russell, R.W. Shimskey, C.A. Burns, J.M. Billing, and B.M. Rapko, et al. 2012. "Development of an S-Saltcake Simulant Using Crossflow Filtration as a Validation Technique." Separation Science and Technology 47, no. 14-15:2098-2107. PNNL-SA-84086.

2011

  • Billing J.M., R.C. Daniel, R.T. Hallen, P.P. Schonewill, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. 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. Kingwood, Texas:American Filtration & Separations Society. PNNL-SA-79432.
  • Brown G.N., R.L. Russell, and R.A. 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, Paper No. 11379. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-77254.
  • Brown G.N., R.L. Russell, and R.A. Peterson. 2011. Small-Column Cesium Ion Exchange Elution Testing of Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde. PNNL-20603. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Small-Column Cesium Ion Exchange Elution Testing of Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde
  • Daniel R.C., J.M. Billing, C.A. Burns, R.A. Peterson, R.L. Russell, P.P. Schonewill, and R.W. Shimskey. 2011. Filtration Understanding: FY10 Testing Results and Filtration Model Update. PNNL-20299. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Filtration Understanding: FY10 Testing Results and Filtration Model Update
  • Daniel R.C., J.M. Billing, R.L. Russell, R.W. Shimskey, H.D. Smith, and R.A. Peterson. 2011. "Integrated pore blockage-cake filtration model for crossflow filtration." Chemical Engineering Research & Design 89, no. 7:1094-1103. PNNL-SA-75467. doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2010.09.006
  • Mahoney L.A., D. Neiner, R.A. Peterson, B.M. Rapko, R.L. Russell, and P.P. Schonewill. 2011. Alternative Sodium Recovery Technology-High Hydroxide Leaching: FY10 Status Report. PNNL-20166. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Alternative Sodium Recovery Technology-High Hydroxide Leaching: FY10 Status Report
  • Shimskey R.W., P.P. Schonewill, R.C. Daniel, and R.A. 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, Paper No. 11376. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-77214.
  • Smith C., R. Schepens, D.L. Blanchard, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. 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, Paper No. 11377. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNWD-SA-9246.
  • Wilmarth W.R., N. Machara, R.A. Peterson, and S.R. 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, 1145-1150; Paper No. ICEM2011-59109. New York, New York:American Society of Mechanical Engineers. PNNL-SA-81832. doi:10.1115/ICEM2011-59109

2010

  • Daniel R.C., P.P. Schonewill, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. Peterson. 2010. A Brief Review of Filtration Studies for Waste Treatment at the Hanford Site. PNNL-20023. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A Brief Review of Filtration Studies for Waste Treatment at the Hanford Site
  • Edwards M.K., R.L. Russell, R.W. Shimskey, and R.A. Peterson. 2010. "Bench-Scale Testing of the Continuous Sludge Leaching Process." Separation Science and Technology 45, no. 12-13:1807-1813. PNWD-SA-8769. doi:10.1080/01496395.2010.493799
  • Peterson R.A., S.K. Fiskum, L.A. Snow, M.K. Edwards, and R.W. 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, 5, 3750-3761. Tucson, Arizona:Waste Management Symposia, Inc. PNNL-SA-69613.
  • Rapko B.M., S.A. Jones, G.J. Lumetta, and R.A. Peterson. 2010. Effect of Antifoam Agent on Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tank Sludge Simulants. PNNL-19015; WTP-RPT-206 Rev 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Effect of Antifoam Agent on Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tank Sludge Simulants
  • Russell R.L., and R.A. Peterson. 2010. "Boehmite Dissolution Model Based on Simulant Data." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 49, no. 10:4542-4545. PNNL-SA-65718.
  • Russell R.L., L.A. Snow, and R.A. Peterson. 2010. "Methods to avoid post-filtration precipitation in treatment of high-level waste." Separation Science and Technology 45, no. 12-13:1814-1821. PNNL-SA-69051.
  • Russell R.L., R.A. Peterson, D.E. Rinehart, and W.C. Buchmiller. 2010. PEP Support: Laboratory Scale Leaching and Permeate Stability Tests. PNNL-18597 Rev. 1; WTP-RPT-200, Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PEP Support: Laboratory Scale Leaching and Permeate Stability Tests

2009

2008

  • Fiskum S.K., E.C. Buck, R.C. Daniel, K.E. Draper, M.K. Edwards, T.L. Hubler, and L.K. Jagoda, et al. 2008. Characterization and Leach Testing for REDOX Sludge and S-Saltcake Actual Waste Sample Composites. PNNL-17368. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Characterization and Leach Testing for REDOX Sludge and S-Saltcake Actual Waste Sample Composites
  • Rapko B.M., G.J. Lumetta, J.R. Deschane, and R.A. Peterson. 2008. "Process Development for Permanganate Addition During Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tank Sludge Simulants." Separation Science and Technology 43, no. 9-10:2840-2858. PNNL-SA-57712. doi:10.1080/01496390802121834
  • Snow L.A., G.J. Lumetta, S.K. Fiskum, and R.A. Peterson. 2008. "Boehmite Actual Waste Dissolutions Studies." In Separation Science and Technology: Fifteenth Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications, 43, 2900-2916. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:Taylor & Francis Inc. PNNL-SA-60051. doi:10.1080/01496390802152540

2007

  • Peterson R.A., G.J. Lumetta, B.M. Rapko, and A.P. Poloski. 2007. "Modeling of Boehmite Leaching from Actual Hanford High-Level Waste Samples." Separation Science and Technology 42, no. 8:1719-1730. PNNL-SA-51903.
  • Peterson R.A., J.G. Geeting, and R.C. Daniel. 2007. "Estimation of Ultrafilter Performance Based on Characterization Data." Chemical Engineering and Technology 30, no. 8:1050-1054. PNWD-SA-7620. doi:10.1002/ceat.200700107
  • Rapko B.M., G.J. Lumetta, J.R. Deschane, R.A. Peterson, and D.L. Blanchard. 2007. Process Development for Permanganate Addition During Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tanks Sludges. PNNL-16794. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Process Development for Permanganate Addition During Oxidative Leaching of Hanford Tanks Sludges
  • Snow L.A., B.M. Rapko, A.P. Poloski, and R.A. 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. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNWD-SA-7630.

2006

  • Geeting J.G., R.T. Hallen, and R.A. Peterson. 2006. "Ultrafilter Conditions for High Level Waste Sludge Processing." Separation Science and Technology 41, no. 11:2313-2324. PNWD-SA-7098.
  • Peterson R.A., S.K. Fiskum, S.T. Arm, and D.L. Blanchard. 2006. "Cesium Removal Demonstration Using Selected Actual Waste Samples from the Hanford Reservation Tank Farm." Separation Science and Technology 41, no. 11:2361-2371. PNWD-SA-7149.

2005

  • Geeting J.G., R.T. Hallen, and R.A. Peterson. 2005. "Optimization of Ultrafilter Feed Conditions Using Classical Filtration Models." Journal of Membrane Science 265, no. 1-2:137-141. PNWD-SA-6855. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2005.05.008

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