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Editors: Arnold P. Lattefer
Book Description:
Radioactive wastes are waste types containing radioactive chemical elements that do not have a practical purpose. They are sometimes the products of a nuclear processes, such as nuclear fission. However, other industries not directly connected to the nuclear industry can produce large quantities of radioactive waste. For instance, over the past 20 years it is estimated that just the oil-producing endeavors of the US have accumulated 8 million tons of radioactive wastes. The majority of radioactive waste is "low-level waste", meaning it has low levels of radioactivity per mass or volume. This type of waste often consists of used protective clothing, which is only slightly contaminated but still dangerous in case of radioactive contamination of a human body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or injection.

The issue of disposal methods for nuclear waste was one of the most pressing current problems the international nuclear industry faced when trying to establish a long term energy production plan, yet there was hope it could be safely solved. In the U.S., the DOE acknowledged much progress in addressing the waste problems of the industry, and successful remediation of some contaminated sites, yet also major uncertainties and sometimes complications and setbacks in handling the issue properly, cost effectively, and in the projected time frame. In other countries with lower ability or will to maintain environmental integrity the issue would be more problematic. This new book presents the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Communication A - New Magnesium Phosphate Glasses for High Level Nuclear Waste Immobilization; pp. 1-15
(Toshinori Okura, Hideki Monma, Department of Materials Science and Technology, Kogakuin University, Japan)

Communication B - Electrochemical Solidification of Radwastes in Single-crystalline Titanates; pp. 17-23
(Hideki Abe, Akira Satoh, Kenji Nishida, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan)

Communication C - A Heated Electrode Test System for Studying Corrosion Behavior of Alloy 22; pp. 25-36
(Yugo Ashida, L. Glen McMillion, Manoranjan Misra, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering)

Communication E - Leaving Messages about our Radioactive Waste for Future Generations; pp. 37-45
(Alan Marshall, Sustaining Gondwana Initiative, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Attitudes Towards Nuclear Waste and Siting Policy: Experts and the Public; pp. 47-74
(Lennart Sjöberg, Center for Risk Research, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, Center for Risk Psychology, Environment, and Safety, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjöberg, Center for Risk Psychology, Environment, and Safety, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Chapter 2 - Millimeter-Wave Monitoring for Nuclear Waste Vitrification; pp. 75-105
(P.P. Woskov, S.K. Sundaram, W.E. Daniel)

Chapter 3 - On Statistically Optimal Algorithms of Regulation of a Pulsed Reactor; pp. 107-141
(Alexander K. Popov, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia,
Alexey A. Marachev, Moscow Center of Continuous Mathematical Education, Russia)

Chapter 4 - Application of gas-cooled reactor technology to design of Accelerator Driven Systems for Nuclear Waste Transmutation;
pp. 143-165
(Alberto Abánades, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid)

Chapter 5 - Argillite/Concrete and Argillite/Steel Interactions: Experience Gained from The Tournemire Underground Research Laboratory; pp. 167-187
(I. Devol-Brown, E. Tinseau, F. Marsal, Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire (IRSN), France)

Chapter 6 - Nuclear Transmutation through Laser Compton Scattering Gamma-Ray; pp. 189-205
(Dazhi Li, Kazuo Imasaki, Institute for Laser Technology, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Exploring the Earth’s crust and mantle using self-descending, radiation-heated, probes and acoustic emission monitoring; pp. 207-220
(Michael I. Ojovan, Fergus G.F. Gibb, Immobilisation Science Laboratory, University of Sheffield, UK)

Chapter 8 - Nuclear Waste Containment by Sol Gel Process; pp. 221-238
(Thierry Woignier, UR Seqbio IRD-PRAM, Le Lamentin, France, CNRS, Université de Montpellier 2, France, Jerome Reynes, Jean Phalippou,
Université de Montpellier 2, France)

Chapter 9 - Shuttling From Applied to Fundamental Research: Developing Calixbiscrowns for Nuclear Waste Treatment and Elaboration of Nano-objects; pp. 239-348
(Jacques Vicens, Ecole Polymères Chimie Matériaux, Laboratoire de Conception Moléculaire, France)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-184-5
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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