A deep geological disposal is one of the most important ways for the safe treatment of various kinds of radioactive wastes generated by nuclear power and reprocessing plants. This course focuses on the relation between the disposal engineering and natural environments, and explains basic science and technologies in the waste disposal, e.g., vitrified glass, bentonite buffer material, canister, overpack, and rock.
Moreover, the course aims to cultivate students' skills to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the radioactive waste management scientifically.
The goals of this course are as follows.
1. Students can understand the qualities, the safety, and the performances of engineered barrier systems consisting of vitrified glass, bentonite buffer material, canister, overpack, and rock.
2. Students can obtain the scientific knowledge of waste management and the problem solving abilities.
Nuclear fuel cycle, waste management, deep geological disposal, vitrified glass, artificial barrier
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In order to enhance students' learning, the practice will be provided.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Nuclear fuel cycle & radioactive wastes||Studies on nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive wastes|
|Class 2||Buffer Material/Bentonite||Studies on the properties of bentonite buffer materials and the migration behavior of water and radionuclides in the buffer matereial|
|Class 3||Vitrification and Vitrified Waste||Studies on the vitrification and vitrified Waste|
|Class 4||Evaluation of the safety and the feasibility of deep geological disposal||Studies on a scenario and a solution for evaluating the safety and the feasibility of deep geological disposal|
|Class 5||Radionuclide migration, post closure, and long-term safety||Studies on the Radionuclide migration, post closure, and long-term safety|
|Class 6||Engineering Technology for Future Radioactive Waste Management||Studies on the Engineering Technology for Future Radioactive Waste Management|
|Class 7||Metal Container and Overpack||Studies on the metal container and overpack|
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.
Handouts will be distributed at the beginning of class when necessary.
Principles and Standards for the Disposal of Long-Lived Radioactive Waste, N. Chapman and C. McCombie, Pergamon(2003)
Exercise and report
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