Engineering Solutions to the Management of Solid Radioactive Waste
The management of radioactive waste, its safe handling and ultimate disposal, is of vital concern to engineers in the nuclear industry. The papers presented in this book discuss and compare different methods of waste management used in Europe and America. Papers presented and discussed included the interaction between the design of containers for low level radioactive waste and the design of a deep repository, commercial low level waste disposal sites in the United States and the development of radioactive waste monitoring systems at the Sellafield reprocessing complex.
- Paperback | 170 pages
- 200 x 250mm | 474g
- 01 Jan 1991
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Professional Engineering Publishing
- Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Commercial low level waste disposal sites in the United States - the past and the future; safety analysis recommendations for the restoration of the Richard near surface repository in Czechoslovakia; the management of radioactive wastes at BNFL, Sellafield; low level waste management and dose reduction programmes in PWRs; trends in American practice in waste volume reduction; the modified MOWA, the transportable radioactive waste conditioning plant; the development of radiometric waste monitoring systems at the Sellafield reprocessing complex; quality assurance of waste packages to be disposed of at the Nirex deep repository; a computerized data acquisition system for quality assurance in an intermediate level radioactive waste encapsulation plant; regulatory framework for IP-2 freight containers; packaging for transport and disposal of low level waste at Drigg; the Windscale AGR intermediate level deconnissioning waste management system; the interaction between the design of containers for low level radioactive waste and the design of a deep repository; use of robotics in a Radwaste treatment plant; the crane handling system for 500 litre drums of cemented radioactive waste; the design of a lifting grab for handling standard 500 litre radioactive waste drums; development and testing of a handling system for vitrified high-level waste canisters at the Asse salt mine, Germany; mechanical handling systems in the Sellafield vitrification plant; introducing automony to robotic manipulators in the nuclear industry; remote handling systems, options and design for handling radioactive waste packages; shaft hoisting techniques; transfer systems in an underground repository.