2021 Nuclear Chemical Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Kato Yukitaka  Takeshita Kenji  Tsukahara Takehiko  Takao Koichiro  Harada Takuya 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6(S423)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.E362
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2021/6/11
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

Understanding of movement and operation theories based on chemical engineering for uranium enrichment process and the reprocessing and waste treatment process.

Keywords

Uranium enrichment, fuel reprocessing, process design, radiation control, nuclear material management, safety

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture of 80 minutes and the quiz on the lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  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

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Textbook(s)

nothing special

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Uploaded on OCWi

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation by small tests

Related courses

  • NCL.C403 : Nuclear Chemical Engineering
  • CAP.E361 : Radiation Chemistry

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

nothing special

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