Introduction to aspects of Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning including project planning and management, costs and financing, radiological characterization, dismantling/decontamination technologies, safety aspects and radioactive waste management considerations.
Aim of this course is to provide the students with an overview of the multidisciplinary issues that have to be addressed for the successful decommissioning of NPPs. Students will get exposed to principles of project management, operations management, managerial accounting, radiological characterization, technologies relevant to the safe dismantling of NPPs and best-practice in the context of radioactive waste management.
Legal framework, project management and operations methods and tools, cost estimation approaches and methods, nuclear calculations and on-site radiological characterization and inventorying, state-of-the-art technologies for decontamination and dismantling, safety considerations, state-of-the-art practice for radioactive waste treatment, packaging and transport, interface with radioactive waste management and disposal. The course will additionally include student visits to relevant nuclear sites in Switzerland and Germany.
Slides will be handed out.
1. Nuclear Decommissioning: Planning, Execution and International Experience - M. Laraia, Woodhead Publishing (2012)
2. Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis - C.T. Horngren, S.M. Datar and M. Rajan, 14th edition, Prentice Hall (2012)
3. Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management - G. Cachon and C. Terwiesch, McGraw-Hill (2012)
4. Introduction to Operations Research - F.S. Hillier and G.J. Lieberman, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill (2012)
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