Chemical Separation Technologies and Related Methods of Nuclear Waste Management

Applications, Problems, and Research Needs

  • Gregory R. Choppin
  • Mikhail Kh. Khankhasayev

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nuclear Separation Methods and Technologies: 1944 – 1998

  3. Nuclear Separation Methods and Technologies: 1999 - ?

  4. Technology Needs for Nuclear Waste Processing

  5. Nuclear Wastes and Environment

  6. Risk Assessment and Safety Issues

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-301

About this book


Separation technologies are of crucial importance to the goal of significantly reducing the volume of high-level nuclear waste, thereby reducing the long-term health risks to mankind. International co-operation, including the sharing of concepts and methods, as well as technology transfer, is essential in accelerating research and development in the field.

The writers of this book are all internationally recognised experts in the field of separation technology, well qualified to assess and criticize the current state of separation research as well as to identify future opportunities for the application of separation technologies to the solution of nuclear waste management problems. The major emphases in the book are research opportunities in the utilization of innovative and potentially more efficient and cost effective processes for waste processing/treatment, actinide speciation/separation methods, technological processing, and environmental restoration.


Matrix Radioactive Waste Uran development ecosystem ecosystems environment safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory R. Choppin
    • 1
  • Mikhail Kh. Khankhasayev
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Institute for International Cooperative Environmental ResearchFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  3. 3.Institute for International Cooperative Environmental ResearchFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5639-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4546-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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