radioactive waste study Articles

  • Lysimetric studies for modelling radioactive contaminant transport in soils

    To assess the movement of contaminants in the soil mass surrounded by near/subsurface waste repository, researchers have developed several mathematical and numerical modelling techniques. However, most of these techniques consider remolded state of soil mass, which fail to reproduce exact in situ conditions and also have used inactive salts as model contaminants. Hence, in order to model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The transport of radioactive material

    The first part of this study is devoted to the regulations on the safe transport of radioactive material. The rules applicable to the transport of radioactive material are analysed, along with their elaboration at the international, Community and French levels. The second part will describe the system of civil liability for nuclear damage and the rules applicable to the compensation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research trends in radioactive waste management: a global perspective

    The present study is aimed at analysing the growth of literature on radioactive waste management. International Nuclear Information System (INIS) database is used as a data source to analyse the focused areas of this field for the period 1970–2011. Journal Citation Report–2010 is used for eliciting information related to journal impact factors. The database contained a total of 101,419 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simple gamma technique for the assay of radioactive waste drums

    A simple gamma technique based on using two identical detectors has been studied and applied to assay radwaste drums. The characterisation and performance of the measurement system are discussed for practical application. The results show that the proposed technique successfully solved the problem of assay of unusual radwaste drums (as released from Dalat Nuclear Reactor, Vietnam).Keywords: gamma ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research output in radioactive waste management based on non–conventional literature

    This paper identifies the research paradigms in the area of radioactive waste management based on the technical reports retrieved from the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) from 1970 to 2012. The aim is to determine the volume of research output, the countries involved in the research; collaboration network has been studied at the micro level (individuals) and the macro level ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management of sewage sludge and ash containing radioactive materials

    Approximately 50% of the seven to eight million metric tonnes of municipal sewage sludge produced annually in the US is reused. Beneficial uses of sewage sludge include agricultural land application, land reclamation, forestry, and various commercial applications. Excessive levels of contaminants, however, can limit the potential usefulness of land-applied sewage sludge. A recently completed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative assessment of ultimate disposal facilities for carbon dioxide and radioactive waste: overview and synthesis

    The world community is seeking to move towards cleaner sources of energy for electricity generation to protect the environment. In addition to renewables, nuclear power and fossil fuel plants with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) are potential clean energy sources, if their wastes, i.e., radioactive material and CO2, are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composition, morphology, properties of coal fly ash microspheres and their application for conditioning liquid radioactive waste

    Using methods of the Mossbauer spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and thermodynamic analysis of phase formation in silicate multi-component melts, the detailed study of composition, morphology, and properties of fly ash microspheres resulting from combustion of three coals (Irsha-Borodinskii, Kuznetskii and Ekibastuzskii) was carried out. About 60 microspherical products with an iron ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of cost estimates of final disposal facilities for carbon dioxide and high–level radioactive waste

    This paper presents new research and new cost calculations for carbon dioxide (CO2) disposal in Cuba and Lithuania, as well as lessons from the comparative assessment of CO2 and high–level Radioactive Waste (RW) disposal costs in several countries. Nuclear power and CO2 Capture and Disposal (CCD) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Total and cancer mortality of the residents living in a zone of weak technogenic radioactive contamination

    Radioactive contamination of the floodplain of the Yenisei River with the wastes dumped by the Krasnoyarsk Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) might cause external and internal irradiation of a large part of the rural population inhabiting the banks of the Yenisei. Contrary to official data, a few independent studies of the doses received by the exposed population showed that they were quite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • High technology comes to Hazardous waste disposal – Case Study

    Skyrocketing hazardous waste disposal costs for the USC/ Division, of C.R. Bard, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts led them to a high technology solution. USC/, a medical products manufacturer that develops and produces angioplasty catheters, had seen its solid hazardous waste disposal costs rise to almost $500 per 55- ga/lon drum, excluding costs associated with inplant storage, handling, and ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Mitsubishi corporation - Spent Potliner (SPL) hazardous waste treatment case study

    The Challenge Spent Potliner (SPL) is generated in the primary production of aluminium and worldwide is estimated to rise at a rate of over 500,000 tonnes per year. The SPL waste contains concentrations of cyanide and fluoride and gives off noxious and flammable gases when in contact with moisture. Unless carefully handled, these contaminants readily "leach" into the surrounding soils and ...

  • Rubber-modified sand concrete for waste management

    Sand concrete is a new material used in civil engineering to valorise natural resources such as sand. Our study aims to find a formula for sand concrete in order to use it in construction. We suggest a methodology to search for the optimal formula, based on the criteria of strength, workability and compactness. The paper examines the behaviour of a concrete modified using rubber powder. In our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear Plant in southeastern United States case study

    Turning Liquid Waste into Solid Money Savings using QUIK-SOLID© Project Background: A nuclear plant located in southeastern United States had to dispose of approximately 7,000 gallons (26,488 L) of liquid sludge that resulted from aggressive preventive maintenance activities. The plant stored the watery sludge in B-25 boxes (90 ft each). The slightly ...


    By CETCO

  • Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Decontamination - Case Study

    Customers Include: Nuclear Power Plants: Perry, Ontario Power Generation, Peach Bottom, Savanna River, etc. Service/Product Providers: Alaron, RADeco, UniTech Applications Include: Decontamination of waxed concrete and painted diamond plate, with DFs of 100 percent in a single pass on surfaces with 100-200k dpm/100 cm2 ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Case study - Savannah river nuclear solutions

    ENCON’S Evaporators used for decommisioning radioactive waste.  The Company:  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) Location:   Aiken, South Carolina The Solution:   ENCON Thermal Evaporator (20 oil fired systems) Project Timeline: 2009-2012 Savannah River Site (SRS) is located in south-central South Carolina and occupies an area of about ...


    By ENCON Evaporators

  • Oil field Produce Water Treatment Case Study

    Produce Water Treatment Oil Drilling Produce Water Treatment Produce Water Produce water is generated from the oil field production of natural gas and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Integration of natural analogue studies within a national confidence-building programme

    It is now commonly recognised that public acceptance is one of the key factors influencing the feasibility of nuclear waste repositories – or indeed, any major industrial or technical developments. The general antipathy against anything "radioactive" is further compounded by the difficulty of developing a simple, transparent safety case for a facility deep underground that clearly shows that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-toxicity of oily wastes containing TENORM

    Oily wastes are considered as one of the most hazardous waste types. Additionally to petroleum components, they can contain radioactive elements. This study aimed to estimate the toxicity of four raw and two treated waste samples obtained from petroleum production yard. Eight elutriate bioassays using plants ( Raphanus sativus and algae Scenedesmus quadricauda ), crustacean ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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