The book Radiochemical Technology in Nuclear Power Plants
is a revision of Radiochemistry in Nuclear Power Reactors
, which was published in 1996 by the National Research Council. The revised book reflects certain changes and improvements from the 1996 edition. It deals with two types of light water reactors—boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors—and includes a new chapter on radiochemistry fundamentals that provides materials for those who have not been previously exposed to basic radiochemistry in college. Also included are discussions of applications and more sophisticated techniques that have been developed in the past few years, updated data and information on activated corrosion products and radiation buildup control, and more details about fission product measurements and fuel integrity failure evaluation. In addition, at the end of the book, a number of exercises are provided for the reader to practice solving problems that may be faced during routine work in a nuclear power plant.