SEPAM: Investigations of the separation of americium from highly radioactive waste solutions

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    Andreas Geist

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    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung, Nukleare Entsorgung und Reaktorsicherheit (IEK-6) – Coordinator

    Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moskau, Russia

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The overall objective of SEPAM is the scientific investigation and further development of extraction processes as well as the basic chemistry for the separation of americium from high-level radioactive waste. A further essential aspect of the project is the training and education of young scientists in the field of nuclear safety research and nuclear chemistry in general and in actinide chemistry in particular. Due to the international orientation of the project, the recent development abroad aisre taken into account. Thus, the project makes an important contribution to the establishment, further development and maintenance of scientific and technical competence in nuclear safety research.