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Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

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Radioactive wastes are generated from a wide range of sources, including the power industry, and medical and scientific research institutions, presenting a range of challenges in dealing with a diverse set of radionuclides of varying concentrations. Conditioning technologies are essential for the encapsulation and immobilization of these radioactive wastes, forming the initial engineered barrier required for their transportation, storage and disposal. The need to ensure the long term performance of radioactive waste forms is a key driver of the development of advanced conditioning technologies.

The Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and under development for the treatment and immobilization of radioactive wastes.  The book opens with an introductory chapter on radioactive waste characterization and selection of conditioning technologies. Part one reviews the main radioactive waste treatment processes and conditioning technologies, including volume reduction techniques such as compaction, incineration and plasma treatment, as well as encapsulation methods such as cementation, calcination and vitrification. This coverage is extended in part two, with in-depth reviews of the development of advanced materials for radioactive waste conditioning, including geopolymers, glass and ceramic matrices for nuclear waste immobilization, and waste packages and containers for disposal. Finally, part three reviews the long-term performance assessment and knowledge management techniques applicable to both spent nuclear fuels and solid radioactive waste forms. 

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Materials scientists, chemists, and power engineers explore some current and possible avenues for dealing with the radioactive waste that nuclear power plants produce. They cover characterizing radioactive waste and selecting processing technologies, compaction, incineration and plasma processes, inorganic cements to condition and immobilize waste, calcination and vitrification, the historical development of glass and ceramic forms for high-level radioactive wastes, generating and managing radioactive and other wastes while decomissioning nuclear facilities and environmental remediation, geopolymers, glass matrices, ceramic matrices, the French experience with waste packages, metal containers, the failure of storage mechanisms, long-term behavior models, and knowledge management for radioactive waste management organizations. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Radioactive wastes are generated from a wide range of sources presenting a variety of challenges in dealing with a diverse set of radionuclides of varying concentrations. Conditioning technologies are essential for the encapsulation and immobilization of these radioactive wastes, forming the initial engineered barrier required for their transportation, storage and disposal. The need to ensure the long term performance of radioactive waste forms is a key driver in the development of advanced conditioning technologies. This book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and as well as those under development for the treatment and immobilization of radioactive wastes.

About the Author

Dr Michael I. Ojovan is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Waste Immobilization at the University of Sheffield, UK, a Fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and a technical expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has published widely and is noted for his work on glass transition and viscosity of amorphous materials and his research into nuclear waste processing and immobilization technologies.

Table of Contents

Radioactive waste characterisation and selection of conditioning technologies, M I Ojovan, University of Sheffield, UK

PART 1 RADIOACTIVE WASTE TREATMENT PROCESSES AND CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGIES

Compaction processes and technology for treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste, M Garamszeghy, Ontario Power Generation, Canada; Incineration and plasma processes and technology for treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste, J Deckers, Belgoprocess, Belgium; Application of inorganic cements to the conditioning and immobilisation of radioactive wastes, F Glasser, University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Calcination and vitrification processes for conditioning of radioactive wastes, A S Aloy, Khoplin Radium Institute, Russia; Historical development of vitrification for high level radioactive wastes, C M Jantzen, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA; Decommissioning of nuclear facilities and environmental remediation: generation and management of radioactive and other wastes, M Laraia, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria

PART 2 ADVANCED MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE IMMOBILISATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Development of geopolymers for nuclear waste immobilisation, E R Vance and D Perera, Australian Nuclear and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia; Development of glass matrices for high level radioactive wastes C M Jantzen, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA; Development of ceramic matrices for high level radioactive wastes H Kinoshita, University of Sheffield, UK; Development of waste packages for the disposal of radioactive waste: French experience, G Ouzounian and R Poisson, National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Wastes (ANDRA), France; Development and use of metal containers for the disposal of radioactive wastes, I G Crossland, Crossland Consulting, UK

PART 3 RADIOACTIVE WASTE LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

Failure mechanisms of high level nuclear waste forms in storage and geological disposal conditions, V V Rondinella, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Germany; Development of long-term performance models for radioactive waste forms, D Bacon and E Pierce, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Knowledge management for radioactive waste management organisations, P Gowin, J Kinker, A Kosilov, I Upshall and Y Yanev, International Energy Agency (IAEA);

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845696269
Author:
Michael I. Ojovan.
Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing
Author:
Ojovan, Michael A
Author:
Ojovan, Michael I.
Author:
Ojovan, Michael J.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Radioactive wastes are generated from a wide range of sources presenting a variety of challenges in dealing with a diverse set of radionuclides of varying concentrations. Conditioning technologies are essential for the encapsulation and immobilization of these radioactive wastes, forming the initial engineered barrier required for their transportation, storage and disposal. The need to ensure the long term performance of radioactive waste forms is a key driver in the development of advanced conditioning technologies. This book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and as well as those under development for the treatment and immobilization of radioactive wastes.
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