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An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation / Edition 2

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation / Edition 2

by Michael I Ojovan, William E. Lee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080993928
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(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. 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.

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.

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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