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Reference Number EP/F013809/1
Title Chair in Radiation Chemistry
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor SM Pimblott
No email address given
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 August 2006
End Date 31 July 2011
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £270,054
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor SM Pimblott , Chemistry, University of Manchester (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Nexia Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) (0.000%)
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Abstract The proposed research will develop generic knowledge in the field of radiation chemistry that can be used to solve problems associated with nuclear decommissioning. The work will be carried out under the auspices of the Dalton Institute of the University of Manchester and thus a multi-disciplinary approach to the research will be facilitated. Existing nucelar facilities (eg. Magnox, AGR Station, Reprocessing plant, medical waste) present significant challenges with respect to waste managementand decommissioning. The research programme will expand and enhance the skill base in nuclear engineering and science in order to meet these challenges. Additionally, the research will provide valuable information for use in future generations of nuclear facilities so as to reduce decommissioning and waste management problems.The impact of the new Chair appointment will be enhanced by interactions with the already established links with industry and in particular with BNFL. Furthermore, the appointee will contribute to the training of research scientists, in an area of research where the demands of industry substantially exceed the availability of individuals with appropriate expertise
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