An introduction to nuclear waste immobilisation, 2nd edition

The fully revised second edition of this book examines the gamut of nuclear waste issues from the natural level of radionuclides in the environment to geological disposal of waste-forms and their long-term behavior. It covers all-important aspects of processing and immobilization, including nuclear decay, regulations, new technologies and methods. Significant focus is given to the analysis of the various matrices used, especially cement and glass, with further discussion of other matrices such as bitumen. The final chapter concentrates on the performance assessment of immobilizing materials and safety of disposal, providing a full range of the resources needed to understand and correctly immobilize nuclear waste.

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Key Features

  • Introduces and explores the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres
  • Highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites, including non-destructive and high strain rate testing
  • Examines performance of natural fibre composites under dynamic loading, the response of natural fibre composites to impact damage, and the response of natural fibre composites in a marine environment


A technical guide for professionals requiring understanding of natural fibre composite materials. It offers review, application and evaluation of the subject for researchers and engineers.

Other information

Release Date: 06 Dec 2013
Imprint: Elsevier
Print Book ISBN :  9780080993928
eBook ISBN : 9780080993935
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 229 X 152