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Nuclear Chemistry and Environment

Objectives

This major deals with the entire nuclear cycle, from the mine to storage, in which chemistry plays a major role and guides the scenarios for the evolution of reactor fleets, in terms of recycling, separation, sanitation and dismantling.

Business sectors

 

Teaching area

1. Radioactivity and nuclear energy

  • Introduction to nuclear chemistry and nuclear energy
  • Basic elements in radioactivity

2. Extractive chemistry and actinides

  • Front end of the fuel cycle
  • Chemistry of solutions applied to actinides
  • Analytical strategy for actinides
  • Membrane separation processes

3. Waste treatment and remediation of the nuclear and chemical industry

  • Dismantling engineering
  • Waste treatment and conditioning processes

4. Materials for nuclear

  • Long-term behavior: Dissolution and irradiation of ceramic matrices
  • Nuclear materials: Combustible synthesis and reprocessing
  • Long-term behavior: Vitreous matrices
  • Containment materials

5. Lecture series

  • nuclear law, safety, regulation

Major project

  • Development and presentation of a theme related to nuclear power (law, radiation protection, soil remediation, ...).

Jobs and job area targetted

The Research and Development (R&D) engineer pilots
the scientific aspects of innovative projects in a laboratory.
He is the essential interface between the design and the development of new
products. He follows the evolution of the project from the laboratory to the pilot scale.

The business engineer realizes the assembly, the control and the follow-up
of a commercial case associating the technical and financial aspects.
He identifies the needs of the customer and offers a suitable product.

The process engineer ensures the industrial development of new production processes and contributes to the continuous improvement of existing processes. He makes production tools more reliable by answering the issues of safety, efficiency, performance and compliance with standards.

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