Spent Nuclear Fuel and Alternative Methods of Transmutation

  • Vinod Kumar VermaEmail author
  • Karel Katovsky
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The chapter deals with the status of the spent nuclear fuel and accumulation of unspent nuclear fuel world over. Its fertile, fissile, and fission product components are also discussed along with their applications and various methods of reprocessing the SNF. International situation related to reprocessing, security aspects arising from the SNF, and the fissile components along with its handling at individual national level are also summarized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  2. 2.GGSIP UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and CommunicationBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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