Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management

1st Edition

Edited by A. Rahman

Whittles Publishing

352 pages

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Hardback: 9781420073485
pub: 2008-10-08
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This book provides a detailed understanding of the issues associated with these processes. The depth and breadth of the treatment is such that the book is suitable as a text book for graduate and post-graduate courses, and will also be useful to those involved in decommissioning projects and radioactive waste management practices, such as project managers, engineers, health physicists and regulators. Although decommissioning is percieved as the dismantling and demolition of existing facilities, the book demonstrates that there is more to it and there are challenging technical issues to face.

The book has been divided into three parts. Part I (Radiation Science) is the enabling part covering radiation, biological effects of radiation, radiological protection, and statistical methods. These subject matters are used and referred to throughout the rest of the book. Part II incorporates the whole aspect of decommissioning, project management, safety aspects, environmental impact assessment, decontamination and dismantling techniques etc. The last part includes radioactive waste management covering regulatory aspects, treatment and conditioning, storage and transportation, waste disposal etc.

Table of Contents

Radiation Science


Biological Effects of Radiation

Radiological Protection

Statistical Methods


Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Regulatory Aspects in Decommissioning

Safety Aspects in Decommissioning

Financial Aspects of a Decommissioning Project

Project Management

Planning for Decommissioning

Site/Facility Characterisation

Environmental Impact Assessment and BPEO

Decontamination Techniques

Dismantling Techniques

Case Histories and Lessons Learnt

Radioactive Waste Management

Radioactive Waste Classification and Inventory

Regulatory Aspects in Radioactive Waste Management

Treatment and Conditioning of Radioactive Waste

Storage and Transportation of Radioactive Waste

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical