Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction: Integrating Radiation Protection in Reuse (COST Action Tu1301 NORM4BUILDING)

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction: Integrating Radiation Protection in Reuse (COST Action Tu1301 NORM4BUILDING)

By: Wouter Schroeyers (editor)Hardback

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction (COST Action NORM4Building) discusses the depletion of energy resources and raw materials and its huge impact not only on the building market, but also in the development of new synthetic building materials, whereby the reuse of various (waste) residue streams becomes a necessity. It is based on the outcome of COST Action TU 1301, where scientists, regulators, and representatives from industry have come together to present new findings, sharing knowledge, experiences, and technologies to stimulate research on the reuse of residues containing enhanced concentrates of natural radionuclides (NORM) in tailor-made building materials. Chapters address legislative issues, measurement, and assessment of building materials, physical and chemical aspects, from raw materials, to residues with enhanced concentrations of natural radionuclides (NORM), processes, building products containing NORM, and end-of-life and reuse requirements.

About Author

Wouter Schroeyers is a professor in Nuclear Technology at the Faculty of Engineering Technology at Hasselt University. He is the head of the educational management team for the master in Nuclear Technology. He is a radiation expert linked to the Nuclear Technological Centre, part of the Research Institute Centre for Environmental Studies. As a radiation expert he specializes in practical radiation protection in the non-nuclear industry, in particular on industries that are dealing with naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM). His Research interests include environmental and materials recycle related research and the development and application of nuclear measurement methods. He is also the Chair of the COST Action TU 1301 `NORM4Building'.


Chapter 1: Objectivves Chapter 2: Introduction Chapter 3: Basic Aspects on Natural Radioactivity Chapter 4: Legislative Aspects Chapter 5: Measurement of NORM Chapter 6: From Raw Materials to NORM Containing By-Products Chapter 7: From NORM Containing By-Products to Building Materials Chapter 8: Leaching Assessment as a Component of Environmental Safety and Durability Analyses for NORM Containing Building Materials Chapter 9: Non-Technical Aspects that Influence the Reuse of NORM in the Construction Industry Chapter 10: General Conclusion and the Way Forward

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  • ISBN13: 9780081020098
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780081020098
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0081020090

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