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.
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.
CYSENI 2023 Conference Invitation21.02.2023
Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) and Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) invite you to participate in the 19th International Conference [...]
Scientific events participation of RTU and UiT representatives14.02.2023
Two public events took place during October 2022 where Andrej Krasnikov and Iveta Novakova presented ICONDE project findings.
ICONDE workshop at Lithuanian Energy Institute03.02.2023
ICONDE project workshop covering radioactive/nuclear waste management and other project topics was held at the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) on September [...]
Summer Course "Introduction to the nuclear energy, nuclear hazards and radioactive materials management"23.11.2022
May 15 – 18, 2023: Online Summer Course for the PhD students and young scientists organized by Lithuanian Energy Institute in the frame of ICONDE Project [...]
R. K. Karunamoorthy
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