Radioactive Waste Management by Membrane Technique

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We are living in a modern civilization with the help of a nuclear power facility. But, we are aware about the harmful effects of radionuclide’s produced from nuclear power plants. So, the superiority in the technologies of nuclear waste treatment is prominent. Separation technologies are used to concentrate the radionuclides and prevent the spread of this hazard to the environment. This chapter has three parts: the first part discussed the types of membrane processes and its mechanism, which include ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, diffusion dialysis, etc.; the second part discussed the application and limitation of membrane technique; and the third part discussed the separation of selective and specific radionuclides, including Cs, Sr, Co, I, etc.


Radionuclide’s Adsorption Separation Membrane Technique Ultra-filtration Nanofiltration Reverse Osmosis Electro-Dialysis Diffusion Dialysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Environmental Nuclear Research, Directorate of Research and Virtual Education, SRM Institute of Science and TechnologyKattankulathur, ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and TechnologySRM institute of Science and TechnologyKattankulathur, ChennaiIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Environmental ScienceNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

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