- Hardcover: 250 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Science; 1 edition (November 18, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0080444628
- ISBN-13: 978-0080444628
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation 1st Edition
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"...an excellent source of knowledge for undergraduates who require general information on nuclear waste and its immobilisation."
-Dr. John Fernie in MATERIALS WORLD, May 2007
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.
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The authors focus on environmentally-significant isotopes such as Tritium, Cobalt-60, Strontium-90, and Caesium-137. Various nuclear disasters are discussed, notably the one at Chernobyl.
Waters that are contaminated with radioactive isotopes can be "cleaned" by several methods. Ojovan and Lee focus on chemical methods in their Chapter 14, but do not consider bioremediation methods.
Only the latter portion of the book is actually devoted to the immobilization of radioactive wastes. Radioactive isotopes can be "locked up" in various cements, bituminous materials, vitreous substances, crystalline waste-forms (such as monazite, pyrochlore, Synroc, etc.), various metallic substances, etc. The authors compare different substances as to their efficacy for waste immobilization, and additionally focus on such things as leach rate, radiation-induced damage to the substances, and retention times for wastes.