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Title: Remediation of radionuclide contaminated land using in-situ and laboratory-based technologies
Author: Beddow, Helen L.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3453 5298
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Industrial processing of ores and minerals may result in naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) becoming concentrated in wastes and installations. These radioactive materials are a potential health hazard, therefore, waste needs to be disposed of responsibly. This consigns the industry to costly disposal initiatives under the current directives. This study, scale deposits were collected from a decommissioned phosphoric acid processing plant, in order to determine the nature and concentration of NORM retained in process installations. The scale samples predominantly comprise the following: fluorides (e.g. ralstonite); calcium sulphate, and an assemblage of mixed fluorides and phosphates (e.g. iron fluoride hydrate, calcium phosphate).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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