Application of Membrane Technologies for Liquid Radioactive Waste Processing

Technical Reports Series No. 431

Subject Classification: 0804-Waste management

English STI/DOC/010/431; (ISBN:92-0-106804-2); 145 pp.; 53 figures; € 32.00; Date Published: 2004

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Membrane separation processes have made impressive progress since the first synthesis of membranes almost 40 years ago. This progress was driven by strong technological needs and commercial expectations. As a result the range of successful applications of membranes and membrane processes is continuously broadening. In addition, increasing application of membrane processes and technologies lies in the increasing variations of the nature and characteristics of commercial membranes and membrane apparatus. The objective of the report is to review the information on application of membrane technologies in the processing of liquid radioactive waste. The report covers the various types of membranes, equipment design, range of applications, operational experience and the performance characteristics of different membrane processes. The report aims to provide Member States with basic information on the applicability and limitations of membrane separation technologies for processing liquid radioactive waste streams.

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