Marco Streit: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Dr. Marco Streit
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
OHLA / 132
5232 Villigen PSI
Telephone056 310 22 83
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-0160-00LFuel Cycle and Waste Management
Note: The previous course title until FS22 "Nuclear Energy Systems".
4 credits2V + 1UR. Eichler, S. Churakov, T. Kämpfer, M. Streit
AbstractPhysical and chemical aspects of the synthesis and distribution of uranium, radioactive decay and detection, uranium production, uranium enrichment, nuclear fuel production, reprocessing of spent fuel, nuclear waste disposal and final deep geological repository
ObjectiveStudents get an overview on the physical and chemical fundamentals, the technological processes and the environmental impact of the full energy conversion chain of nuclear power generation including final repository.
Content(1-5) survey on the cosmic and geological origin of uranium and its deposits, (radio-) chemical fundamentals relevant for uranium handling, radiaoctive decay and its detection; (6-9) methods of uranium mining, separation of uranium from the ore, enrichment of uranium (diffusion cells, ultra-centrifuges, alternative methods), chemical conversion uranium oxid - fluorid - oxid, fuel rod fabrication processes, fuel reprocessing (hydrochemical, pyrochemical) including modern developments of deep partitioning as well as methods to treat and minimize the amount and radiotoxicity of nuclear waste. (10-13) nuclear waste disposal, waste categories and origin, geological and engineered barriers in deep geological repositories, the project of a deep geological disposal for radioactive waste in Switzerland
Lecture notesLecture slides will be distributed as handouts and in digital form