Valorization of residues and remediation techniques are key topics of institute CMK (Centre for Environmental Research) of Hasselt University. A novel research line of their research group NuTeC is the development, characterization and optimization of alkali activated materials (AAMs), produced on the basis of industrial residues, for nuclear waste incorporation. This multi-disciplinary topic combines the complementary expertise of different research groups internally and externally throughout their networks.
NuTeC has built up expertise in the production and radiological characterization of AAMs incorporating NORMs (naturally occurring radioactive materials) for application in construction materials. In addition, AAMs are currently under development for nuclear applications (shielding, immobilisation of artificial radionuclides). In 2016, new laboratory infrastructure became operational for the pre-treatment (grinding, sieving,…), gamma spectrometry (BeGe spectrometer with special lead shielding for low background measurements), radon measurements, shielding experiments and leaching experiments on solid materials.
- NORMs (naturally occurring radioactive materials)
- Valorization of residues and remediation
- Nuclear waste
Chair of COST project NORM4Building
Editor and author for book “Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction (COST Action NORM4Building)”, ISBN 9780081020098, in press, publication: June 2017, Woodhead Publishing
Member Belgian Association for radiation protection
Member scientific committee van het European Alara Network for NORM
BELdART 3: Dosimetrical audits of basic and advanced radiotherapy in Belgium
Marie Curie Grant: By-BM, By-products for Building Materials (MARIE SK ODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, Individual Fellowships
Kovler, Konstantin & Schroeyers, Wouter (2017). Special issue: Natural radioactivity in construction.
In: Journal of environmental radioactivity, 168, p. 1-3. [Editorial Material - cat: A1]
Lutter, Guilaume; Vandael Schreurs, Indy; Croymans, Tom; Schroeyers, Wouter; Schreurs, Sonja; Hult, Mikael; Marissens, Gerd; Stroh, Heiko & Tzika, Faidra (2017). A low-energy set-up for gamma-ray spectrometry of NORM tailored to theneeds of a secondary smelting facility.
In: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES,. [Article - cat: A1]
Croymans, Tom; Schroeyers, Wouter; Krivenko, Pavel; Kovalchuk, Oleksandr; Pasko, Anton; Hult, Mikael; Marissens, Gerd; Lutter, Guillaume & Schreurs, Sonja (2017). Radiological characterization and evaluation of high volume bauxiteresidue alkali activated concretes.
In: Journal of environmental radioactivity, 168, p. 21-29. [Article - cat: A1]
Croymans-Plaghki, Tom; Vandael Schreurs, Indy; Hult, Mikael; Marissens, Gerd; Lutter, Guillaume; Stroh, Heiko; Schreurs, Sonja & Schroeyers, Wouter (2017). Variation of natural radionuclides in non-ferrous fayalite slags during a one-month production period.
In: Journal of environmental radioactivity, 172, p. 63-73. [Article - cat: A1]
Vanderheyden, Sara; Van Ammel, R.; Sobiech-Matura, K.; Vanreppelen, Kenny; Schreurs, Sonja; Schroeyers, Wouter; Yperman, Jan & Carleer, Robert (2016). Adsorption of cesium on different types of activated carbon.
In: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, 310(1), p. 301-310. [Article - cat: A1]
Schroeyers, Wouter & Janssens, Augustin (2016). How can norm4building support the management of NORM residues.
In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming, 41(3), p. 155-161. [Article - cat: A2]