Separation Techniques in Nuclear Waste Management is an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of processes for separation of nuclear wastes. Comprised of articles by scientists and engineers at universities and national laboratories in the U.S. and overseas, the book provides excellent reference information for individuals working in nuclear waste management.
Specifically, the book covers current separation technologies and techniques for waste liquid, solid, and gas streams that contain radionuclides. Such wastes are typical of those produced as a result of nuclear materials processing and spent fuel reprocessing. Chapters on promising new technologies and state-of-the-art processes currently in use provide valuable information for design engineers, as well as for research scientists.
The articles in Separation Techniques in Nuclear Waste Management are brief and concise - designed for quick access to pertinent information. Many of the contributors are leaders in their fields. It is the most current survey available of the latest nuclear waste management techniques.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Separation Processes in the Nuclear Industry, T.E. Carleson and N. Chipman
Treatment of Aqueous Streams
Introduction, A. Olson
Liquid Extraction: The TRUEX Process - Experimental Studies, E.P. Horwitz and R. Chiarizia
Liquid Extraction: The TRUEX Process - Mathematical Modeling, J.D. Law and T.E. Carleson
Liquid Extraction: New Extraction Agents - Crown Ether Extractants, M.K. Beklemishev and C.M. Wai
Liquid Extraction: Other Extraction Agents, T.E. Carleson and A. Olson
Adsorption and Ion Exchange Processes, J.R. FitzPatrick
Electrochemical Processes, M.F. Buehler and J.E. Surma
Other Separation Processes - Alternate Separation Technologies for Treating Sodium-Containing Acidic Wastes, R.D. Boardman
Case Studies of Process Selection: Wastes at the West Valley Nuclear Site, New York, D.E. Kurath and L.A. Bray, Wastes at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Chemical Processing Plant, Idaho Falls, Idaho, J.A. Murphy, R.D. Boardman, L. Pincock , and N. Christiansen
Treatment of Solid Wastes
Introduction, M. Bronson
Pyrochemical Treatment of Metals and Oxides, M. Bronson and C. McPheeters
Pyrochemical Treatment of Salts, K. Dodson
Surface Treatments, M. Bronson
Physical Treatment Techniques, L. Worl
Treatment of Process Wastes and Gases
Introduction, J. Christian
Treatment of Off-Gases from Process Operations, J. Christian and T. Thomas
Current Separation Technologies in the World
Introduction, C.M. Wai
North America, G. Choppin and L. Rao
Europe and the United Kingdom, R.G.G. Holmes and H. Eccles
Russia and Eastern Europe, B.F. Myasoedov and I.A. Lebedev
Asia: Japan, China, and Korea, Z. Yoshida, Y. Li, and J.-H. Kim, and
Thomas E. Carleson, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Idaho. Professor Carleson has also worked as a consultant for contractors at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) and the Pacific Northwest Laboratory over the last 20 years.
Nathan A. Chipman, Ph.D., is Mission Acquisition Manager for Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies in Idaho Falls. He is a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Idaho where he also is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Chipman is the University of Idaho Chemical Engineering Coordinator at the Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education where he has taught evening classes over the last fifteen years
Chien M. Wai, Ph.D., is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Idaho. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1967, followed by two postdoctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles. he has been teaching and conducting research at the University of Idaho since 1969. Professor Wai was also a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in 1982, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory in 1990, and at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, TokaiMura, in 1991.