Article - 15 Aug 2003
Scientists have developed a method for transmuting radioactive iodine from nuclear power stations into a safer form. The technology also has other potential applications. Posted August 13 2003
Article - 20 Sep 2005
The role of crystal chemistry in developing ceramic materials for high level radioactive waste immobilisation is reviewed. Synroc, a ceramic material utilising 4 titanate phases was produced that was...
Article - 27 Jun 2003
Synroc is a ceramic materials developed for dealing with high level radioactive waste materials. The evolution and development of Synroc is outlined and its advantages over previous materials used for...
Article - 6 Aug 2019
There is no conclusive method to store nuclear waste while it degrades to safe levels, nuclear waste vitrification in glass is one viable option.
Article - 10 Jan 2010
The nuclear industry is at the eye of a perfect storm with fuel oil and natural gas prices near record highs, worldwide energy demands increasing at an alarming rate, and increased concerns about...
Article - 17 Dec 2012
Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a high temperature semi-crystalline thermoplastic. PEEK was discovered by ICI in 1982. This polymer has the ability to be used continuously to a temperature of 250°C...
Article - 27 Aug 2003
With nuclear power currently satisfying much of the world's electricity requirements the safety, reliability and economic operation of these plants is of the utmost importance. For this reason...
Article - 20 Aug 2019
This article discusses renewable energy and the differences it has from nuclear energy.
Article - 25 Jul 2003
Life cycle analysis takes into account the energy and materials resources required to make an article and the impacts of human activities on natural resources and the environment. Using these factors,...
Article - 31 Jul 2001
The reprocessing of nuclear fuels is a complex one. Materials such as concrete, stainless steels, titanium, zirconium, hafnium and various polymers all play a role and have been selected for their...