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Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering
Woodhead Publishing Ltd, September 2012, Pages: 656
The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both the key features of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and the wealth of recent research in this important field.
Part 1 Introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle: Nuclear power: Origins and outlook
- Radiological protection in the nuclear fuel cycle
- Safeguards, security and safety in the nuclear fuel cycle: The 3S concept
- Public acceptability of nuclear technology
- The economics of nuclear power.
Part 2 Uranium and thorium nuclear fuel cycle: Materials mining, enrichment and fuel element design and fabrication: Mining and milling of uranium
- Uranium conversion and enrichment for nuclear power generation
- Development of the thorium fuel cycle
- Nuclear fuel assembly design and fabrication.
Part 3 Impact of nuclear reactor design and operation on fuel element irradiation: Water cooled thermal reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle
- CANDU nuclear reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle
- Gas-cooled nuclear reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle
- Generation IV nuclear reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle
- Understanding and modelling fuel behaviour under irradiation.
Part 4 Spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management: Management of spent nuclear fuel from power reactors
- Reprocessing of spent oxide fuel from nuclear power reactors
Partitioning and transmutation of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste
- Disposal of radioactive waste
- Packaging and transport of radioactive material in the nuclear fuel cycle.
Dr Ian Crossland is the Director of Crossland Consulting Ltd. Dr Crossland has over 40 years experience in the UK nuclear power industry. He is an independent consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as several national radioactive waste management bodies in Europe.