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Spent Nuclear Fuel and Alternative Methods of Transmutation

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The chapter deals with the status of the spent nuclear fuel and accumulation of unspent nuclear fuel world over. Its fertile, fissile, and fission product components are also discussed along with their applications and various methods of reprocessing the SNF. International situation related to reprocessing, security aspects arising from the SNF, and the fissile components along with its handling at individual national level are also summarized.

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  • Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Fissile Component
  • Plutonium Uranium Redox EXtraction (PUREX)
  • IAEA Safety Standards
  • Effective Dose Coefficient

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Verma, V.K., Katovsky, K. (2019). Spent Nuclear Fuel and Alternative Methods of Transmutation. In: Spent Nuclear Fuel and Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Systems. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7503-2_1

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