Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 1360–1365 | Cite as

Reprocessing of spent nuclear waste using ionic liquids

  • Sung Ho Ha
  • Russel Navarro Menchavez
  • Yoon-Mo Koo
Invited Review Paper


Nuclear power has once again attracted from all over the world due to many factors including the rise in oil process and environmental concerns on greenhouse gas emission resulting in global warming. However, spent fuel from nuclear power reactors is an enormous problem both from radiation hazard and economical point of view. Therefore, this review presents an overview of application of ionic liquids (ILs) in spent fuel reprocessing, particularly in the extraction of high-level radioactive aqueous waste from the processing of nuclear fuel.

Key words

Ionic Liquid Spent Nuclear Waste Extraction Radioactive Reprocessing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Ho Ha
    • 1
  • Russel Navarro Menchavez
    • 2
  • Yoon-Mo Koo
    • 2
  1. 1.ERC for Advanced Bioseparation TechnologyInha UniversityIncheonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Biological EngineeringInha UniversityIncheonKorea

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