Need some help, 2nd Year project - nuclear power

  1. Hi

    Does anyone know where I can get some in depth info on the various forms of nuclear waste i.e the actual elements/isotopes, how they decay and their half lives etc.

    I'm in the process of writing my part of a group project (lucky me I got the nuclear waste bit !:cry: ) and although I can find info on the types of waste i.e high/low level etc, I'm having trouble locating any detailed info.

    Since this is a physics project I need to get as much physics into it as possible, not just high level explanations. So if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be really grateful.

    Cheers
    Kel
     
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  3. Astronuc

    Staff: Mentor

    This should get one started.

    http://www.radwaste.org/char.htm

    from http://www.chemcases.com/nuclear/nc-11.htm

    http://www.nucleartourist.com/systems/radwaste.htm - overview
    http://www.nucleartourist.com/basics/hlwaste.htm - some information out of date - but generally accurate
    http://www.nucleartourist.com/images/fig15.gif

    http://www.cmt.anl.gov/Science_and_Technology/Process_Chemistry/default.shtml
    http://www.cmt.anl.gov/Science_and_.../Publications/SNF_Generation_Accumulation.pdf

    http://fermat.nap.edu/openbook/030909688X/html/262.html - graph of HLW
    http://fermat.nap.edu/nap-cgi/skimit.cgi?recid=11320&chap=260-290

    http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/chart/ - Chart of Nuclides
     
  4. That's great !!

    Thank you
    Kel
     
  5. taylaron

    taylaron 388
    Gold Member

    you can also look into the hanford site which deals with radioactive waist, contamination and such. viper, and other programs. something like RAID responce team.
    sorry i dont have any references



    lol, i live by the hanford site.......
    its very conforting to know we have the most high-level radioactive waist within 50 miles of my home.............. great...........
     
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