Thoria-based Nuclear Fuels

Thermophysical and Thermodynamic Properties, Fabrication, Reprocessing, and Waste Management

  • Dasarathi Das
  • S. R. Bharadwaj

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. D. Das
    Pages 1-9
  3. T. R. Govindan Kutty, Joydipta Banerjee, Arun Kumar
    Pages 11-70
  4. S. R. Bharadwaj, R. Mishra, M. Basu, D. Das
    Pages 107-156
  5. D. Das, M. Basu, S. Kolay, A. N. Shirsat
    Pages 157-203
  6. S. K. Mukerjee, T. R. G. Kutty, N. Kumar, Rajesh V. Pai, Arun Kumar
    Pages 205-277
  7. P. V. Achuthan, A. Ramanujam
    Pages 279-333
  8. Kanwar Raj, C. P. Kaushik, R. K. Mishra
    Pages 335-405
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 407-418

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the state of the art on thermophysical and thermochemical properties, fabrication methodologies, irradiation behaviours, fuel reprocessing procedures, and aspects of waste management for oxide fuels in general and for thoria-based fuels in particular.  The book covers all the essential features involved in the development of and working with nuclear technology. With the help of key databases, many of which were created by the authors, information is presented in the form of tables, figures, schematic diagrams and flow sheets, and photographs. This information will be useful for scientists and engineers working in the nuclear field, particularly for design and simulation, and for establishing the technology. One special feature is the inclusion of the latest information on thoria-based fuels, especially on the use of thorium in power generation, as it has less proliferation potential for nuclear weapons. Given its natural abundance, thorium offers a future alternative to uranium fuels in nuclear technology. In closing, the latest information on conventional uranium and plutonium fuels is also provided.

Keywords

Chemistry of Fission Products High Burnup Fuel Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Oxide Fuels of Nuclear Reactors Thermophysical and Thermodynamic Properties Thorium Dioxide Transport Properties of Volatile Products

Editors and affiliations

  • Dasarathi Das
    • 1
  • S. R. Bharadwaj
    • 2
  1. 1.MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Chemistry DivisionTrombay, MumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5589-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5588-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5589-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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