Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105046292004Chemical Separation Techniques on Nuclear Waste ManagementElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course for the students is to be able to comprehend the main sources of radioactive wastes, their treatment and disposal methods and radioactive waste management techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mahmut A. A. ASLANİ
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to comprehend the importance and the role of nuclear waste in nuclear industry.
2Being able to define and classification to nuclear waste.
3Being able to comprehend the basic principles and concepts of separation techniques applied for nuclear waste.
4Being able to comprehend following politics and methods in disposal of nuclear waste.
5Being able to select the suitable separation techniques for separation and concentration of nuclear waste.
6Being able to comprehend the characteristics of occurring new separation techniques result from developments in nuclear sciences and technologies.
7Being able to think analytically to solve the problems run into separation processes.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Nuclear waste, its sources and classification; application of separation techniques and historical development; review of nuclear separation methods and technologies; possible technologies in actinite and lantanite separation; new extraction techniques for management of radioactive wastes and their applications; applications of inorganic and organic adsorbents; biological processes; environmental and radiological risk assessment for nuclear wastes.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1A general view to nuclear technology, application areas in the world and importance of nuclear waste.
2Description of nuclear waste and classification of nuclear waste sources.
3Importance of nuclear waste and classification of nuclear waste according to levels.
4Nuclear waste management and the policies followed of the countries in waste management.
5Mid-term exam
6Disposal of nuclear wastes, the methods and policies followed for disposal.
7Storage of nuclear wastes, selection and importance of the storage areas and issues to should be taken into consideration.
8Applied pre-treatment methods to remove of waste, burning, evaporation and solidification of the wastes.
9Definition and scope of adsorption technique and applications in nuclear technology.
10Mid-term exam
11Definition and scope of solvent extraction technique and applications in nuclear technology.
12Definition and scope of ion exchange technique and applications in nuclear technology.
13Membrane technology and applications in nuclear technology.
14Definition and scope of bioremidation and applications in nuclear technology.
15The presentation of the semester Project.
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
L. Cecille, New Separation Chemistry techniques for Radioactive waste and other Specific Applications, Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York, 1991. Benedict M., Pigford T. H., Levi H. W., Nuclear Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Second Edition, USA, 1981. Practices in the Treatment of Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Wastes, IAEA Proceedings Series, 1965. Saling J.H., Fentiman A.W., Radioactive Waste Management, Second Edition, Taylor&Francis, NewYork, London, 2002. IAEA Nuclear Energy Series, Policies and Strategies for Radioactive Waste Management, No: NW-G-1.1, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 2009. IAEA Safety Standards Series, Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste, No: G SR Part5, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 2009.
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz414
Discussion14342
Project Preparation13737
Project Presentation122
Criticising Paper14456
Individual Study for Homework Problems31030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1    45   45
LO2      5 345
LO3  445544 55
LO4  545545555
LO5  5555 4555
LO6  55 5     
LO7           
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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