15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: To introduce and develop subject knowledge and theoretical, conceptual and analytical skills in the nuclear fuel cycle, which encompasses mining, fuel manufacture, reprocessing, storage and recycling or disposal. On completion, students should be able to: Explain the processes involved in the front- and back-ends of the once through fuel cycle Critically review the advantages/disadvantages of fuel reprocessing with spent fuel management Critically discuss the waste arising from each stage of the nuclear fuel including segregation and disposal. Explore the challenges of emerging, competitive energy forms such as MOX, fast reactors and nuclear fusion.

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