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Editors: Antoine Lesage and Jérôme Tondreau
Book Description:
Global inventories of spent nuclear fuel are expected to increase substantially in future years. Because of the widely accepted international principle of whoever generates the waste also is responsible for its safe and secure disposal, the focus for the long-term management of highly radioactive waste has been on national disposal efforts. The authors of this book examine the variety of international conventions used to help monitor and regulate national radioactive waste management efforts and establish international norms. Furthermore, this book examines the present nuclear fuel cycle, the minor actinides (MAs) which have been generated in light water reactors (LWRs) and which remain in the high-level radioactive waste. The long-term geological disposal of this waste, which may affect the environment, is examined as well. In addition, this book is dedicated to problems of elaboration of technology and apparatus for producing oxygen-free ceramic materials as applied to, predominantly, needs of nuclear power engineering. The promising strategies in development of crown-containing extraction systems for acidic radioactive waste reprocessing are discussed as well. The examples of the crown-based system applications in the solution of particular radiochemical tasks in USA, Russia, France and China are also presented.

Table of Contents:

Transient Diffusion in Nuclear Fuels Processes;pp. 1-64
(Kal Renganathan Sharma, Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX, USA)

Use of Dicyclohexano-Substituted Crown Ethers for Liquid Radioactive Wastes Reprocessing: Present-day Trends;pp. 65-99
(S.V. Nesterov, Enikoolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymer Materials of RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal: A Global Concern;pp. 101-128
(Kenneth A. Rogers, Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, USA)

The Rupture of Carbon Steel Pipes that Transport High-Temperature and High-Pressure Pure Water in Nuclear Power Plants;pp. 129-164
(Masanobu Matsumura, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan)

Protecting Human Health and the Environment around Nuclear Facilities: Native Americans, Stakeholders, and Environmental Justice;pp. 165-191
(Joanna Burger, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Piscataway, New Jersey, and others)

Short-term Irradiation Behavior of Uranium-plutonium Mixed Oxide Fuels Containing Minor Actinides Irradiated in a Fast Reactor;pp. 193-231
(Koji Maeda, Masato Kato, Yoshiyuki Kihara, Oarai Research and Development Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai, Japan, and others)

Nuclear Fuel Behavior and Fission Product Release in High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors;pp. 233-268
(Hyedong Jeong, Soon Heung Chang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea)

Applications of the Fault Tree Analysis for Vulnerability Studies;pp. 269-290
(Marko Cepin, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Microscopic Thermal Characterization of HTR Particule Layers;pp. 291-317
(Denis Rochais, CEA, DAM, Monts, France)

Impact of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant on the Hydrothermal and Ecological State of the Cooler-Lake;pp. 319-335
(Jurate Kriauciuniene, Diana Sarauskiene, Brunonas Gailiusis, LEI – Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania)

Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer Processes in “Wet” and “Dry” Storages for Spent Nuclear Fuel in Normal and Accident Operational Conditions;pp. 337-347
(Eugeny Fedorovich, Research and Design Institute, Russia)

Natural Radioactivity and Radioactive Contamination in Sea Water;pp. 349-354
(J.M.Navarrete, G.Müller, Faculty of Chemistry, Mexico City, Mexico)


      Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 373 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-326-9
   Status: AV
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