Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies
- Michael Ojovan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
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 immobilisation of radioactive wastes. The book opens with an introductory chapter on radioactive waste characterisation 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 immobilisation, 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.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, the Handbook of advanced radioactive waste conditioning technologies is a standard reference for all radioactive waste management professionals, radiochemists, academics and researchers involved in the development of the nuclear fuel cycle.
All radioactive waste management professionals, radiochemists, academics, and researchers involved in the development of the nuclear fuel cycle
- Published: January 2011
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-626-9
A comprehensive and valuable reference book written by a team of outstanding experts, dealing with one of the most critical aspects of nuclear power generation: the safe and sound management of the radioactive waste., Dr Rudolf Burcl, European Commission, JRC - Institute for Energy, Petten, The Netherlands
Woodhead Publishing has commissioned recognized world experts in reporting on the latest radioactive waste conditioning technologies for this valuable new book., Gary A. Benda, Deputy Managing Director and Chairman, Program Advisory Committee, WM Symposia, USA