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.
Sabine Upnere participated at international conference " Optimization and Analysis of Structures "
Dissemination of ICONDE project results concerning "Application of bridging law concept to basalt fiber concrete with OSA - numerical study of mechanical test [...]
The 5th World Congress of Latvian Scientists “Research Latvia”
ICONDE coordinator prof. A. Krasnikovs participated in the Green Transition section with the poster "New "Baltic green" fiber concrete as a solution for radiation [...]
Researcher from Riga Technical University attended a conference and workshop
Sabine Upnere from RTU attended the 4th International Conference and Summer School Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms in Pizzo Calabro, Italy
Summer Course “Introduction to the nuclear energy, nuclear hazards and radioactive materials management”26.05.2023
The Summer Course was organized at the Lithuanian Energy Institute, Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety, together with the Kaunas University of Technology, [...]
Master student from UiT did part of his work at Nordland Betong in Fauske28.02.2023
Master student Richard-Mathias Klausen chose a thesis focused on the impact of aggregate type on fibre concrete performance.
R. K. Karunamoorthy
Ashfaque Ahmed Jhatial