An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation

by Michael I Ojovan, William E. Lee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780081013632
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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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