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Reference Number EP/D039533/1
Title Development of a New Low pH Cementitious Matrix for Immobilising Nuclear Wastes Containing Reactive Metals
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 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr NB Milestone
No email address given
Engineering Materials
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2006
End Date 31 December 2006
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £16,583
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr NB Milestone , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr Y (Yun ) Bai , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Professor KTV Grattan , Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci, City University (0.001%)
Professor PAM Basheer , Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr T Sun , Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci, City University (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Research Partner in China (0.000%)
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Abstract This project seeks to establish a formal collaboration with a research group at Chongqing University in China who have extensive experience in alkali activated slag systems. This group have over 30 years experience with use of such systems. Disposal of low and intermediate level nuclear wastes containing reactive metals such as aluminium and magnesium cannot be handled readily in the current cement formulations due to metal corrosion and hydrigen generation. These systems have a different chemistry which preliminary trials have shown give little corrosion. We want to draw on the Chinese experience which has not been widely published in the West
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