The Management of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel 1992

The Management of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel 1992 : International Conference

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The safe, cost effective and publicly acceptable management of irradiated nuclear fuel and associated wastes is a vital challenge for engineers in the nuclear industry worldwide. The benefits of recycling to save costs and conserve the Earth's natural resources are well-documented. An international conference on "The Management of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel" organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and held in Manchester in November 1992, covered all current topics of interest for those in the nuclear industry. Papers presented included: new concepts for reprocessing technology, the execution of a project at Rokkasho-Mura in Japan, a status report on the Sellafield THORP project and considerations of different fuel management options. This volume is a collection of papers given at the Conference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 200 x 250mm | 410g
  • Professional Engineering Publishing
  • Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 085298801X
  • 9780852988015

Table of contents

German irradiated fuel management policy and practice; spent fuel reprocessing - the progressive industrial route; the policy and current status for spent fuel management in Taiwan; THORP - an approach to the reprocessing challenge at Sellafield; interim storage of spent fuel in dual purpose casks - a flexible, economic and publicity acceptable solution; major design concept of the Korean interim spent fuel storage facility; re-use of uranium and plutonium - the benefits of recycling; plutonium recycle ratio increase in the French PWRs; study on strategies for plutonium utilization in Japan; specialist fuel services reprocessing for power reactor operators; public attitudes to the management of irradiated fuel; environmental considerations of different fuel management options; the plant safety case for the thermal oxide reprocessing plant at Sellafield; the management of spent fuel with the modular vault dry store; a status report on the Sellafield THORP project; execution of a project at Rokkasho-Mura in Japan; reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels with a newly developed ion exchange process; spent VVER fuel storage subcriticality investigations; transportation, handling and processing of irradiated thorium rods; new concepts for reprocessing technology.
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