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Authors: Michael I. Ojovan (Immobilisation Science Laboratory, Dept. of Engineering Materials, Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK), W.E. Lee (Dept. of Materials, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London) 
Book Description:
Based on the authors' recent investigations, this book describes the application of glassy and polyphase composite materials for nuclear waste immobilisation. It introduces immobilisation issues beginning with a short description of nuclear waste types and compositions. Sources of nuclear waste are described including the nuclear fuel cycle, operational and spent nuclear fuel reprocessing waste streams. The glassy wasteforms currently being used for high-, intermediate- and low level radioactive waste immobilisation are described. Problems related to immobilisation capacity, process efficiency and long-term radionuclide retention are highlighted. Scientific and technical problems in nuclear waste immobilisation are emphasised in particular long-term wasteform stability and durability. Recent developments in advanced nuclear wasteforms are described such as glass composite materials (GCM) with higher versatility and waste loading. New immobilisation approaches and technologies are described including advanced cold crucible induction melting (CCM), self sustaining thermochemical immobilisation (SSI), and in-situ self-sintering in deep underground repositories. Long-term durability tests of nuclear waste glasses are outlined and the role of ion-exchange phase in glass corrosion is described in detail.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Nuclear Waste Types

Chapter 3 - Sources of Nuclear Waste

Chapter 4 - Nuclear Wasteforms

Chapter 5 - The Glassy State

Chapter 6 - Parameters of Glassy Wasteforms

Chapter 7 - Waste Vitrification Technology

Chapter 8 - Applications of Vitrification Technology

Chapter 9 - Glassy Wasteforms for LILW

Chapter 10 - Advanced Cold Crucible Melters

Chapter 11 - Containers for Glassy Wasteforms

Chapter 12 - Viscosity of Glassy Wasteforms

Chapter 13 - Sintering of Glass Composite Wasteforms

Chapter 14 - In Situ Sintering of Wasteforms

Chapter 15 - Self Sustaining Production of Wasteforms

Chapter 16 - Aqueous Performance of Glassy Wasteforms

Chapter 17 - Performance of Irradiated Glasses

Chapter 18 - Concluding Remarks

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-783-4
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