Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046121998Nuclear Engineering Chemistry IElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to ensure that to understand the basic terms of isotope separation, use of stable isotope, isotope separation methods and principles, to understand the production process of deuterium and heavy water, the main problems and basic methods of uranium isotope enrichment, to understand and discuss fuel reprocessing and environmental problems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Meral ERAL
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend the seperation principles and basic methods of stable isotope
2Being able to comprehend the main problems of uranium isotope seperation
3Being able to understand and discuss the basic princples and methods of uranium isotope enrichment
4Being able to comprehend the basic factors of light and heavy isotopes seperation methods and follow the improvements in this area
5Being able to follow improvements in regard to waste management as awareness of environmental issues related to radioactive waste
6Being able to understand isotopic effects, seperation and enrichment factors and relationship between these factors
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Hydrogen and the other light elements seperation, deuterium sources, the production methods and plants of deuterium, the seperation of uranium isotope, methods which are used in the uranium isotope seperation, the specific topics for fuel reprocessing, radioactive waste and environmental issues
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course; course content and importance – Textbook and suggested literature
2Isotope term, isotope effect, seperation and enrichment factors
3Stable isotopes, usage, seperation principles and methods
4Isotopes of litium, boron, nitrogen and oxygen, properties, usage and seperation methods
5Commercial production processes of deuterium and heavy water
6Mid-term exam
7Uranium isotope enrichment, degree of enrichment and seperation
8Basic problems and principles of isotope enrichment of uranium
9Basic isotope seperation methods for uranium
10Isotope enrichment plants in the world and the improvements in this area
11Basic topics in fuel reprocessing
12Mid-term exam
13Radioactive waste and environmental issues
14Presentation of the semester project
15Presentation of the semester project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Benedict M., Pigfort T. H., Levy H. W., Nuclear Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Second Edition, USA, 1981 2.Chopin G. R., Rydberg J., Nuclear Chemistry, Pergamon Press, England, 1980 3.Arnıkar H. J.,Essential of Nuclear Chemistry, John Wiley and Sons, New Delhi, India, 1988 4.Eral M. Nuclear Engineering Chemistry II Lecture Notes 5. Magill J., Galy J., Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation, Springer, 2005
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination224
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures11333
Project Preparation23060
Project Presentation224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination23672
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)226
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO25 44 5 3 4 
LO35 44 5 3 4 
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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