Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage
soluTIons for NuClear wasTe InVEntories

Legacy Ponds and Silo Wastes

DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector.
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Waste Separation or Sequestration

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Waste Separation or Sequestration


Academic Investigators(s) – Mary Ryan, Nick Evans

University – Imperial College, Loughborough University

The development of magnetic nanoparticles for separation technologies in liquid systems is well-developed and already in use in medical testing. The challenge is to develop surface functionalization to target the species of interest.  This project will investigate the potential for core-shell magnetic-sorbent structures to be used in waste form separation, or removal of RNs from liquid streams.   Particle development and characterisation will be carried out at Imperial and active sorption work at Loughborough.

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