Nuclear Fuel Cycle 1

Numbering Code G-ENG08 7C014 LJ28 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.1
Instructor name SASAKI TAKAYUKI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
TAISHI KOBAYASHI (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The physical properties of actinides that form the basis of the "nuclear fuel cycle" from the natural uranium and thorium resources used in nuclear reactors as nuclear fuel, and from the nuclear reactor to disposal as waste The viewpoints of actinide aqueous solution chemistry (complexation, redox, solubility), chemistry in geological disposal environment, and dry reprocessing. Some lectures may be given in the form of presentations by students.
Course Goals The goal is to understand the contents of the nuclear fuel cycle from the front end to the back end, and especially to know the chemical and physicochemical properties of nuclear fuel.
Schedule and Contents Introduction, 1time, Introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle
Fuel, 3times, fuel properties, reactor nuclear reaction, spent fuel
Actinide chemistry, 3times, Properties of actinide elements, spectroscopy, etc.
Waste treatment disposal, 4times, advection-dispersion-diffusion, solubility, colloid, separation conversion
Decommissioning, 1time, the current status of decommissioning technology, etc.
Other topics, 2times, dry reprocessing, fusion reactor fuel cycle, etc.
Feedback, once, confirmation of learning achievement
Evaluation Methods and Policy Based on report evaluation of the issues on the contents of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) It is desirable to review mainly after the lecture.
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