CINCH Talks – 3rd appointment

Nuclear and Radiochemistry related talks

Organised in the framework on the A-CINCH project, by Politecnico di Milano.

This series of “talks” are intended as in-depth looks in some of the topics approached in the MOOC: Essential radiochemistry for society.

The MOOC flyer is available for download HERE

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3rd Appointment, July 28th at 11 am UTC

Basics of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and generation of Radioactive Waste

Dr. Vladimir Petrov

Radiochemistry Division, Department of Chemistry – Lomonosov Moscow State University

Please fill in the participation form HERE.

The event will be broadcast via the TEAMS platform, a direct link is provided in the flyer, HERE

Nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy. This energy is produced at nuclear power plants (NPP). But before energy is released in a reactor there are many steps through a so-called Nuclear Fuel Cycle (NFC). NFC includes all the steps from uranium ore mining to energy production from nuclear fuel in nuclear reactors and finally to the burial of radioactive waste. Radioactive wastes are generated in every step of NFC: tailing during mining and extraction of uranium, by-products of uranium purification and enrichment, ion-exchange resins at NPPs, liquid radioactive waste arising during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel etc.

During this seminar, we will go briefly through every step of nuclear fuel cycles (it is not the only one) and will see what type of radioactive waste and where are generated in NFC.


Here you can find a brief presentation of the speaker: