Rita Vasconcelos

Rita Vasconcelos
The University of Sheffield | Sheffield · Department of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD

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Concretes, mortars and grouts are used for structural and isolation purposes in radioactive and nuclear waste repositories. For example, concrete is used for deposition tunnel end plugs, engineered barriers, mortars for rock bolting and injection grouts for fissure sealing. Despite of the materials anticipated functionality, it is extremely importa...
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Low-pH cements are candidate materials for use in the construction of geological disposal facilities for the long-term management of nuclear waste. Since these facilities will operate over long time scales, the changes in mineralogy and microstructure require evaluation as a function of time. As a first step towards this understanding, the hydratio...
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For the UK geological disposal facility (GDF) concept in a high strength crystalline rock, Nirex Reference Vault Backfill (NRVB) has been considered to use as a cementitious backfill material. The lifetime performance of this high pH material is required to be extremely long, and as a consequence of the interaction with the geological environment (...
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For the UK geological disposal facility (GDF) concept in a high strength crystalline rock, Nirex Reference Vault Backfill (NRVB) has been considered to use as a cementitious backfill material. The lifetime performance of this high pH material is required to be extremely long, and as a consequence of the interaction with the geological environment (...
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In a conceptual UK geological disposal facility for nuclear waste within a high-strength, crystalline geology, a cement-based backfill material, known as Nirex Reference Vault Backfill (NRVB), will be used to provide a chemical barrier to radionuclide release. The NRVB is required to have specific properties to fulfil the operational requirements o...
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To determine whether 2-amino-3-methylaminopropanoic acid (BMAA) could be taken up by marine organisms from seawater or their diet mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis, collected from the North Atlantic Portuguese shore, were exposed to seawater doped with BMAA standard (for up to 48 h) or fed with cyanobacteria (for up to 15 days). Mussels were able t...

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