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Title Reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuel / edited by Robin Taylor.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Woodhead Publishing Series in energy ; number 79
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; number 79.
Summary Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel presents an authoritative overview of spent fuel reprocessing, considering future prospects for advanced closed fuel cycles. Part One introduces the recycling and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, reviewing past and current technologies, the possible implications of Generation IV nuclear reactors, and associated safely and security issues. Parts Two and Three focus on aqueous-based reprocessing methods and pyrochemical methods, while final chapters consider the cross-cutting aspects of engineering and process chemistry and the potential for implementation of advanced closed fuel cycles in different parts of the world.
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ScienceDirect, viewed April 30, 2015).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front Cover; Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy; Preface; Reference; Part One: Introductory issues and future challenges; Chapter 1: Introduction to the reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuels; 1.1. Introduction; 1.1.1. Drivers for expansion of nuclear power/global climate/base load generation; 1.1.2. Nuclear fission with thermal and fast neutrons; 1.1.3. Radiation, radiotoxicity indices, and thermal signature of fuel post removal from the reactor.
1.1.4. Motivation and options for managing risks presented by used nuclear fuel1.2. Options for spent fuel management (store, dispose, recycle); 1.2.1. Closed vs. open fuel cycles; 1.3. Technology overview; 1.3.1. Aqueous options; 1.3.2. Dry (pyro) processing; 1.4. Historical development of reprocessing; 1.4.1. Nuclear weapons development; 1.4.2. BiPO4/redox/butex/PUREX; 1.4.3. Reprocessing of commercial fuels; 1.5. Survey of modern PUREX-based reprocessing; 1.6. Basic introduction to the chemistry; 1.6.1. Key elements/isotopes of concern; 1.6.2. Key process steps.
1.6.3. Dissolution, aqueous separation, conversion, waste treatment1.6.4. Pyroprocessing alternatives; 1.6.5. Basic chemistry of separation processes; 1.6.6. Redox, speciation, solvent extraction, ion exchange, holdback reagents, extractants; 1.6.7. Impact of radiolysis; 1.6.8. Basic radiation chemistry, impacts on reprocessing; 1.7. Prospects for the future; 1.7.1. Education of the next generation of specialists; 1.7.2. Preview of global perspectives to be discussed in the following chapters; References; Chapter 2: Role of recycling in advanced nuclear fuel cycles.
2.1. Sustainability as a driving force for developing advanced fuel cycles2.1.1. Sustainability as a key to face the global energy challenge; 2.1.2. About the meaning of sustainability for an energy source; 2.1.3. Role of nuclear energy in the future energy mix; 2.2. Potential improvements of nuclear energy within the environmental field; 2.2.1. Optimizing the nuclear fuel cycle to reduce GHG emissions; 2.2.2. Decreasing the other environmental impacts; 2.2.3. Preserving natural resources; 2.3. Potential improvements within the societal field.
2.3.1. Increasing nuclear safety to limit the residual risk2.3.2. Limiting proliferation risk: Toward the comanagement of uranium and plutonium; 2.3.3. Increasing public acceptability by decreasing the waste lifetime to a few centuries; 2.4. Potential improvement with regard to fuel cycle economics; 2.5. Roadmap toward a sustainable advanced fuel cycle; 2.5.1. The twice-through cycle; 2.5.2. Multirecycling of uranium and plutonium; 2.5.3. Multirecycling of the minor actinides; Recycling of americium alone; Multirecycling of all minor actinides; 2.6. Conclusions; References.
Subject Reactor fuel reprocessing.
Spent reactor fuels.
Reactor fuel reprocessing. (OCoLC)fst01090525
Spent reactor fuels. (OCoLC)fst01129532
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Taylor, Robin, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuel. Amsterdam, [Netherlands] : Woodhead Publishing, c2015 xxv, 658 pages Woodhead Publishing in energy ; Number 79. 9781782422129 2014957596
ISBN 9781782422174 electronic bk.
178242217X electronic bk.
Standard No. CHVBK 341782319
CHBIS 010547837
DEBSZ 451525841
GBVCP 825927048
DEBSZ 482374691
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CHVBK 519305582
CHNEW 001012865
AU@ 000062547886

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