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Reference Number EP/R019223/1
Title Developing Innovative Radiation Measurement Technologies for Decommissioning
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor ES Fraga
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Chemical Engineering
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2017
End Date 31 March 2020
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £253,038
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor ES Fraga , Chemical Engineering, University College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr P Angeli , Chemical Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
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Abstract In the process of decommissioning of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants, a large amount of radioactive wastes such as fuel debris, structural materials, rubble, soil, and adsorbents for treating contaminated water has been generated. Analysis of radioactive nuclides has been essential for realising efficient and safe treatment and disposal of these radioactive wastes.This project aims to develop a *micro total analysis system* (mu-TAS) based on continuous microfluidic-based extraction and using a thermal lens microscope for detection. The mu-TAS will be integrated on a chip, addressing the issues of speed, volume and waste associated with larger scale approaches.
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Added to Database 30/11/17