An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2634440
  • Book
  • 376 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Drawing on the authors' extensive experience in the processing and disposal of waste, An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation, Second Edition examines the gamut of nuclear waste issues from the natural level of radionuclides in the environment to geological disposal of waste-forms and their long-term behavior. It covers all-important aspects of processing and immobilization, including nuclear decay, regulations, new technologies and methods. Significant focus is given to the analysis of the various matrices used, especially cement and glass, with further discussion of other matrices such as bitumen. The final chapter concentrates on the performance assessment of immobilizing materials and safety of disposal, providing a full range of the resources needed to understand and correctly immobilize nuclear waste.
  • The fully revised second edition focuses on core technologies and has an integrated approach to immobilization and hazards
  • Each chapter focuses on a different matrix used in nuclear waste immobilization: cement, bitumen, glass and new materials
  • Keeps the most important issues surrounding nuclear waste - such as treatment schemes and technologies and disposal - at the forefront
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1. Introduction to immobilisation
2. Nuclear decay
3. Contaminants and hazards
4. Heavy metals
5. Naturally occurring radionuclides
6. Background radiation
7. Nuclear waste regulations
8. Principles of nuclear waste management
9. Sources and characteristics of nuclear waste
10. Short-lived waste radionuclides
11. Long-lived waste radionuclides
12. Management and characterisation of radioactive waste
13. Pre-treatment of radioactive wastes
14. Treatment of radioactive wastes
15. Immobilisation of radioactive wastes in cement
16. Immobilisation of radioactive wastes in bitumen
17. Immobilisation of radioactive wastes in glass
18. New immobilising hosts and technologies
19. Nuclear waste disposal
20. Performance assessment
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Ojovan, Michael I
Dr. Michael I. Ojovan is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Materials Science and Waste Immobilisation at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK. He joined the Department in 2002 having previously worked more than 20 years at The Moscow Scientific and Industrial Association "Radon", the leading radioactive waste research institution of Russian Federation. He is a Fellow of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and a Technical Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is noted for his work on metal matrix immobilisation, powder metal fuels, self-sustaining vitrification, glass composite materials, study of long-term behaviour of cementitious, bituminous and glassy waste forms, glass transition and viscosity of amorphous materials. He has published over 280 peer reviewed scientific papers, 5 book chapters, 14 IAEA documents and has 42 patents. He has published 6 books on nuclear materials including "An introduction to nuclear waste immobilization" by Elsevier 2005.
Lee, William E.
Dr. Lee has been Co-Director of the Institute of Security Science and technology (ISST), Chair in Ceramic Science and Engineering, and President of the American Ceramic Society. Previous positions at Imperial include Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy (with Cambridge and The Open Universities), and Director of the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics. He is a member of the Government advisory committee The Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB), the Leverhulme Trust Panel of Advisors, the Royal Academy of Engineering International Activities Committee, and the Scientific and Environmental Advisory Board Tokamak Energy Ltd. He was from Jan 2006 to Sept 2010 Head of the Department of Materials. Bill was Deputy Chair of the Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) from 2007-2013, has acted as special advisor nuclear to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee (2013) and is an IAEA Technical Expert. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, IOMMM, ACerS and the City and Guilds Institute and a Freeman of the Armourers and Brasiers livery company.
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