CBEMS 243 CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE (2015-2016)

CBEMS 243 CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 243 CHEMISTRY & TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE (Credit Units: 4) This course will introduce basic concepts of nuclear chemistry and focus on chemical engineering aspects of the nuclear power industry. A broad survey of the nuclear fuel cycle (uranium processing, reactor concepts, spent fuel treatment and repositories) will be given. Graduate students only. Concurrent with CBEMS 143. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:
  • Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry, 3rd edition, 2002, by G.R. Choppin, J-O. Liljenzin and J. Rydberg, Butterworth-Heinemann, Woburn, MA.
  • Nuclear Chemical Engineering, 2nd edition, 1981, by M. Benedict, T.H. Pigford and H.W. Levi, McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  • Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation, 1996, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
Coordinator:
Mikael Nilsson
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Learn the basics of a atomic nucleus, radioactivity and decay; learn about processing of material from nuclear plants; learn about the components and functionality of nuclear power reactors; learn about safety and risks associated with nuclear power; learn advanced reactor concepts and future applications of nuclear power.

Prerequisites by Topic

General Chemistry

Lecture Topics:

?

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

NONE

Laboratory Projects:

NONE

Professional Component

NONE

Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Quizzes: 15%
  • Midterm Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Research Paper: 15%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 31, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr