Boiko, V.I., Vlasov, V.A., Zherin, I.I., Maslov, A.A., and Shamanin, I.V., Torii v yadernom toplivnom tsikle (Thorium in a nuclear fuel cycle)

Boiko, V.I., Vlasov, V.A., Zherin, I.I., Maslov, A.A., and Shamanin, I.V., Torii v yadernom... ISSN 1070-4272, Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 11, p. 1954. Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text A.G. Morachevskii, I.N. Beloglazov, 2007, published in Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 11, p. 1931. BOOK REVIEWS Boiko, V.I., Vlasov, V.A., Zherin, I.I., Maslov, A.A., and Shamanin, I.V., Torii v yadernom toplivnom tsikle (Thorium in a Nuclear Fuel Cycle) Moscow: Ruda i Metally, 2006, 360 pp. DOI: 10.1134/S1070427207110389 The book generalizes and systematizes the results refining, and production of a compact metal. of studies concerned with the place of thorium in the Chapter 6 (pp. 119 163) considers nuclear, physi- nuclear fuel cycle, carried out at Tomsk Polytechnic cal, and thermal properties of thorium, its alloys, and Institute and at a number of other leading Russian and ceramic compounds of thorium. Chapter 7 (pp. 164 foreign scientific centers. It discusses the chemical 209) includes general evidence about operation of properties of thorium and its most important com- a nuclear power installation. Chapter 8 (pp. 210 251) pounds, describes the technology of production of compares the nuclear and physical properties of the thorium compounds and the metal for nuclear power thorium and uranium cycles. engineering, and considers nuclear and physical prop- Chapter 9 (pp. 252 314) summarizes the experi- erties of thorium and its compounds. The monograph ence gained in use of ex-warhead plutonium in nuclear compares the advantages and disadvantages of the power installations and discusses the possibility of uranium plutonium and thorium uranium nuclear fuel organizing the thorium plutonium nuclear cycle. cycles. The problem discussed is associated with the release The book comprises a foreword, ten chapters, and of warhead plutonium in nuclear warfare reduction. conclusion. Bibliographic lists with references to Chapter 10 (pp. 315 353) is devoted to processing of domestic and foreign publications are contained at the irradiated nuclear fuel in various kinds of cycles. The end of each chapter. Chapter 1 (pp. 6 15) presents brief conclusion emphasizes that thorium actually brief evidence about basic stages of nuclear fuel remains undemanded by the world’s technological cycles, materials used, and methods for uranium fuel practice, although its use has certain positive aspects. enrichment. Chapters 2 (pp. 16 33), 3 (pp. 34 48), The book is of indubitable interest for specialists 4 (pp. 49 97) and 5 (pp. 99 118) contain data on engaged in design and research work in the field of the occurrence of thorium in nature, chemical proper- nuclear technologies and may be of use in training of ties of thorium and its compounds, processing tech- nology of thorium-containing ores, production of masters and postgraduate students specialized in cer- the main thorium compounds (thorium dioxide, tetra- tain scientific areas. fluoride, and tetrachloride), production of metallic thorium by thermal reduction and electrolysis, iodide A. G. Morachevskii and I. N. Beloglazov Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Boiko, V.I., Vlasov, V.A., Zherin, I.I., Maslov, A.A., and Shamanin, I.V., Torii v yadernom toplivnom tsikle (Thorium in a nuclear fuel cycle)

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