Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045392008High-Level Nuclear Waste Management IElective115
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to give the graduate students the knowledge of high level nuclear wastes, composition of the high level nuclear wastes (short and long lived radionuclides) and shielding, fundamentals of waste management and waste management programs in the world.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceren Kütahyalı
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend nuclear power reactors and composition of the radioactive wastes.
2Being able to evaluate classification of the radioactive wastes, spent fuel and its composition
3Being able to comprehend spent fuels, storage and management.
4Being able to compare proposed waste management programmes.
5Being able to discuss history of nuclear waste management.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Nuclear Power Reactors and nuclear wastes. Radioactive wastes and classification. Spent Fuel and composition. Spent nuclear fuel, storage and management. History of nuclear waste management. Status of international high-level nuclear waste disposal programs.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course; components, importance – textbooks and other required materials
2Nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear power reactors and nuclear wastes
3Radioactive wastes and classifications
4Spent fuel and its composition, fission products, activation products, actinide elements
5Spent fuel, storage and management
6Mid-term Exam
7History of nuclear waste management
8Proposed nuclear waste management methods
9Proposed management methods: Transmutation
10Status of international high- level nuclear waste disposal programs
11Underground disposal of radioactive waste
12Mid-term Exam
13Environmental issues
14The presentation of the semester project
15The presentation of the semester project
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Wiles, D.R., 2002. “The Chemistry of Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal”. Polytechnic International Pres, Canada. 2. Bechthold, W., Closs, K.D., Knapp, U., Rapp, R., 1987. “Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel”. Graham&Trotman, London. 3. Burkholder, H.C., 1986. “High-level Nuclear Waste Disposal”. Batelle Pres, Columbus-Richland. 4. Saling, J.H., Fentiman, A.W., 2002. “Radioactive Waste Management”. Taylor&Francis, New York.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination144
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures11222
Report Preparation22550
Report Presentation224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination22040
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)152
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2      5    
LO35  3 4    4
LO4  4      3 
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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