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Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Manufacturing, Recycling and Waste Management

Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Manufacturing, Recycling and Waste Management

Christian Ekberg, Stéphane Bourg

ISBN: 978-3-527-69758-8

Nov 2020

128 pages

$152.99

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Description

A comprehensive and clearly structured overview of this hot global issue, covering the complete nuclear fuel cycle: manufacturing, reprocessing, and waste management. It discusses in detail the latest research, including the developments toward increasingly sustainable options and the separation processes needed for the circular use of nuclear power.
The result is a valuable resource for nuclear scientists -- chemists, physicists, and engineers -- already working in or entering the field, both in academia and in industry.
INTRODUCTION
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options, Types of Reactors and Fuel Requirements
Advanced Fuel Cycles: A Step Toward Sustainability

PART I: MANUFACTURING
Different Nuclear Fuel Geometries
How to Manufacture Oxide Fuels
How to Manufacture Inert Matrix Fuels
How to Manufacture Nitride Fuel
How to Manufacture Carbide Fuels

PART II: REPROCESSING
Aqueous Reprocessing: Spent Fuel Dissolution
Aqueous Reprocessing: Uranium and Plutonium Recycling
Aqueous Reprocessing: Heterogeneous Recycling of Minor Actinides in Fast Reactors or ADS
Aqueous Reprocessing: Heterogeneous Recycling of Americium Alone in Fast Reactors or ADS
Aqueous Reprocessing: Homogeneous Recycling of all the actinides together in FR
Pyroreprocessing : Electrorefining
Pyroreprocessing : Liquid-Liquid Reductive Extraction

PART III: WASTE MANAGEMENT
Final Storage of Ultimate Waste
Conditioning of Waste

Conclusion