Uranium enrichment process in the upstream and reprocessing and waste treatment process in the downstream are explained. It is lectured how basic theory of chemical engineering, such as movement and operation theories, are applicable for the process analysis. Nuclear specified management techniques for radiation and nuclear material are also mentioned.
Understanding of movement and operation theories based on chemical engineering for uranium enrichment process and the reprocessing and waste treatment process.
Uranium enrichment, fuel reprocessing, process design, radiation control, nuclear material management, safety
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture of 80 minutes and the quiz on the lecture
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Nuclear fuel cycle||Structure and material balance of nuclear fuel cycle|
|Class 2||Isotope separation technology||Heavy water enrichment (chemical exchange method) and uranium enrichment (gas diffusion method, centrifugal separation method)|
|Class 3||Cascade theory||Recycling cascade of combined separation units|
|Class 4||Uranium enrichment process design||Uranium enrichment process design based on the ideal cascade theory|
|Class 5||Spent fuel reprocessing||Spent fuel reprocessing by PUREX methodology|
|Class 6||A multi-stage solvent extraction process design||Extraction cascade which is a combination of a number of countercurrent type extractor|
|Class 7||Radiation control and nuclear material management of the nuclear process||Radiation control and nuclear material management in the reprocessing plant|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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