An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation
- M. I. Ojovan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
- William Lee, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK
Drawing on the authorsâ 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.
Materials, environmental and energy scientists and researchers. Anyone researching or developing materials for nuclear waste immobilization.