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Innovation in concrete Design for hazardous waste management applications (EEA-RESEARCH-165)

is one of the Baltic Research Program's projects, which is financially supported by the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants. The project is developed in cooperation with Riga Technical University, University of Tartu, Lithuanian Energy Institute and aims to promote circular economy by developing new, partly oil shale ash based concretes suitable for radioactive waste management.

The goal of the project is to create novel types of fiber reinforced concrete, using oil shale ash as an additional cementing material. Addition of oil shale ash to the standard cement leads to lower natural resource and energy consumption, as well as CO2 production (Oil shale ash, an industrial waste product created in Estonian energy production). Specialized concrete with well-engineered nuclear shielding properties, due to the addition of basalt-boron fibers, can be used for immobilization of hazardous waste, both for transportation and long-term storage.

The implementation of the project started on May 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2024.
The project is financially supported by the  European Economic Area (EEA)  Grants and the available funding is 865 661.25 euros.

Project group

Researcher

Iveta Novakova

Researcher

Andrejs Krasņikovs

Researcher

Riho Mõtlep

 

Regina Kalpokaite-Dičkuvienė

PhD student

Andrius Slavickas

 

Peeter Paaver

Researcher

Volodymyr Gulik

Associate Professor

Eirik Gjerløw

Researcher

Siiri Salupere

Researcher

Artūrs Mačanovskis

PhD student

Inna Pitak

PhD student

Hando Tohver

Researcher

Algirdas Kaliatka

Researcher

Vitālijs Lūsis

Researcher

Mindaugas Vaišnoras

PhD student

R. K. Karunamoorthy

Researcher

Egidijus Babilas

Researcher

Jūratė Čėsnienė

Postdoctoral researcher

Sabīne Upnere

 

Jaan Aruväli

PhD student

Simona Breidokaitė

PhD student

Madis Osjamets

Doctoral Research Fellow

Ashfaque Ahmed Jhatial