Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105045442008High-Level Nuclear Waste Management IIElective125
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to give the graduate students the knowledge of the high level nuclear wastes disposal and technological developments, site characterization and selection of the repository, safety analysis and long term tests.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceren Kütahyalı
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend geological disposal of the radioactive wastes and methods.
2Being able to evaluate site characterization and selection.
3Being able to discuss safety analysis of the nuclear waste repositories.
4Being able to discuss critical precesses.
5Being able to comprehend radionuclide migration.
6Being able to comprehend corrosion studies and long term tests.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Site characterization and selection. Geological repositories of radioactive waste. Safety analysis of HLW repository. Critical Processes. Corrosion studies, long-term testing. For how long should the waste be confined?
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course; components, importance – textbooks and other required materials
2Spent fuel repository in salt formations
3Disposal of Radioactive waste in deep clay layers
4Site characterization and selection
5Geological Repositories of Radioactive Waste
6Mid-term Exam
7Safety analysis of HLW repository
8Critical Processes
9Corrosion studies, long-term testing
10Radionuclide migration
11Some technical points
12Mid-term Exam
13For how long should the waste be confined?
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 Examination224
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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9
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11
LO1  3 1   1  
LO23      2   
LO3     2    2
LO4 5    3    
LO5           
LO6   4     4 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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