Gamma-ray shielding and Cs immobilisation of high-density magnetite (MG) and iron powder (IP) in Portland cement (PC) based-S/S treatment of Cs - contaminated soils were investigated. Gamma ray spectrometer with High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector was used for Î³-ray emission measurement. Main results reveal that the replacement of PC by MG or IP (up to 50%) leads to a marked increase (up to about 4-fold) in the Î³-ray shielding performance. A higher MG amount leads to a decrease that performance. The highest yRS index of â¼26% (662 keV) was found in the case of IP addition (33.3%). The use of MG-mixtures allows reaching slightly slower yRS index jointly with the highest Cs-immobilisation of 97.8%. Results revealed MG - PC S/S as the best choice and could provide a basis for decision-making of S/S remediation of137Cs-contaminated sites.
|Titolo:||Investigation on novel high-density grouts for in situ stabilisation/solidification of 137Cs-contaminated soils|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|