Immobilization of Nuclear grade Ion Resins in Alkali-activated Materials
Its mission is the promotion, coordination, development and dissemination of scientific and technological research, of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to economic, social and cultural development.
Belonging to the CSIC, IETcc bases its activity on scientific research and technological developments in the field of construction and its materials.
CAM finances grants for the Attraction of Research Talent for the incorporation of research staff and carrying out R&D activities.
The project “Immobilization of nuclear grade ionic resins in alkali-activated materials” (2019-T1 / AMB-13672) is an aid to attract research talent for incorporation into research groups in the Community of Madrid, funded by the Community of Madrid and which takes place at the Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences – CSIC.
Nuclear Waste management
Ion exchange resins are routinely used in nuclear power plants in water purification systems used as coolant, as well as in irradiated fuel storage pools. These wastes are conditioned and immobilized in cement-based mortars in metal containers
Alkali activated cements can represent a viable and more environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement for stabilization / solidification of a series of residues containing heavy metals or radioactive residues.