Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Waste Management

Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Waste Management

Jinsuo Zhang


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The question of how to effectively, efficiently, and responsibly manage used nuclear fuels is a concern of major impediment in the light of today's increasing usage of nuclear power and development of advanced nuclear reactors. This book focuses on two significant areas of (used) nuclear fuel: the reprocessing technology, and waste disposal and management. The book covers the fundamental knowledge, the current state-of-the-art, and future research activities for each topic.

This book provides readers with the fundamental knowledge behind of nuclear used fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management, and their technical applications, and their requirements and practices; to make the readers aware of social, economic, and environmental concerns as well as technical research needs. The book covers two well-known and well-developed reprocessing technologies: aqueous reprocessing technology, and electrochemical pyroprocessing. On the subject of waste management, it covers the dry storage of used nuclear fuel, novel waste form design, and nuclear waste disposal.

This book is a good guide for readers who want to understand, apply, or develop the technologies.

  • Aqueous Reprocessing of Used Nuclear Fuel (Jack D Law)
  • Fundamentals of Spent Nuclear Fuel Pyroprocessing (Michael F Simpson)
  • Electrochemical Studies of Uranium in LiCl–KCl Eutectic Salt for an Application of Pyroprocessing Technology (Dalsung Yoon and Supathorn Phongikaroon)
  • Safeguards of Pyroprocessing (Wentao Zhou and Jinsuo Zhang)
  • Waste Disposal (Jean-Francois Lucchini)
  • Spent Fuel interim Dry Storage System and Chloride-Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking (Yi Xie and Jinsuo Zhang)
  • Crystalline Wasteform Phases for 137Cs and 90Sr: Structure and Stability (Hongwu Xu)

Readership: Professionals and Graduate Researchers studying or working in the fields of nuclear energy production, nuclear waste management, and nuclear waste treatment.
Key Features:
  • The book focuses on two significant areas: nuclear used fuel reprocessing technology and waste management
  • Pyroprocessing technology is well described in the book. This technology has not been covered or just simply introduced in other existing books on nuclear fuel cycle
  • The book covers dry storage of used nuclear fuel, waste disposal and novel waste form design which are not well addressed by other existing books