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Abstract

The work reported was carried out during the second year of the Commission of the European Communities' programme on the characterization of low and medium level waste forms plus others of special national interest have been identified covering PWR, BWR, GCR and reprocessing wastes. The immobilizing media include the three main matrices: cement, polymers and bitumen, and a glass. Characterization is viewed as one input to quality assurance of the waste form and covers: waste matrix compatibility, radiation effects, leaching, microbiological attack, shrinkage and swelling, ageing processes and thermal effects. The aim is a balanced programme of comparative data, predictive modelling and an understanding of basic mechanisms.

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Authors: VEJMELKA P KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, KARLSRUHE (GERMANY) SAMBELL R A J ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UKAEA, HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK) , KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, KARLSRUHE (GERMANY);ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UKAEA, HARWELL, DIDCOT (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9423 EN (1984) FS, 188 P., BFR 600, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123021100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en