An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080993931
  • ISBN-13: 9780080993935
  • DDC: 621.4838
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Drawing on the authors' extensive experience in the processing and disposal of waste, An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation, Second Edition examines the gamut of nuclear waste issues from the natural level of radionuclides in the environment to geological disposal of waste-forms and their long-term behavior. It covers all-important aspects of processing and immobilization, including nuclear decay, regulations, new technologies and methods. Significant focus is given to the analysis of the various matrices used, especially cement and glass, with further discussion of other matrices such as bitumen. The final chapter concentrates on the performance assessment of immobilizing materials and safety of disposal, providing a full range of the resources needed to understand and correctly immobilize nuclear waste.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: Introduction to Immobilisation.
2: Nuclear Decay.
3: Contaminants and Hazards.
4: Naturally Occurring Radionuclides.
5: Background Radiation.
6: Nuclear Waste Regulations.
7: Principles of Nuclear Waste Management.
8: Nuclear Waste Types and Sources.
9: Short-Lived Waste Radionuclides.
10: Long-Lived Waste Radionuclides.
11: Waste Processing Schemes.
12: Characterisation of Radioactive Waste.
13: Pre-Treatment of Radioactive Wastes.
14: Treatment of Radioactive Wastes.
15: Immobilisation of Radioactive Waste in Cement.
16: Immobilisation of Radioactive Waste in Bitumen.
17: Immobilisation of Radioactive Waste in Glass.
18: New Immobilising Hosts and Technologies.
19: Transport and Storage of Radioactive Waste.
20: Nuclear Waste Disposal.
21: Safety and Performance Assessments.