New Materials and Methods for Decontamination of Effluent

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. continue and expand our work from DISTINCTIVE on developing new ion exchange systems for Cs and Sr removal (e.g. K1.75[Sn0.75Nb0.25Si3O9]•H2O) from effluent under realistic legacy pond and decontamination conditions;
  2. develop our work on producing magnetized inorganic ion exchange materials in collaboration with the NNL and SL who have produced a test rig for magnetic retrieval post use;
  3. investigate new means to deploy ion exchangers such as via the production of monoliths or pellets that avoid problems using fine powders in applications.

Academic Lead: Joe Hriljac
Researcher: Antony Nearchou
Location: University of Birmingham