An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation

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ISBN-13: 9780080455716
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 07/07/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 13 MB
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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.
Professor William E. Lee FREng is Deputy Chair of the Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), and Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College London, 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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