22.78 Principles of Nuclear Chemical Engineering and Waste Management


Class Info

Introduces scientific and engineering aspects of chemical engineering and waste management applied to reactors and the fuel cycle. Includes chemical behavior in reactors (normal and accident), spent nuclear fuel aging, separation processes in reprocessing (aqueous, pryo, and molten salt), and waste treatment processes. Addresses management of radioactive wastes, including waste forms, classification, fundamental principles, governing equations for radionuclide transport in the environment, performance assessment of geological waste disposal systems, and implications of advanced fuel cycles.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.78 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by C. Forsberg.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24-115.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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