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Research Associate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering working on developing novel treatments for carbon-based radioactive wastes.

Our aim is to determine the feasibility of smouldering orphan radioactive waste to produce a waste ash and to capture the radioactive gases emitted, including radiocarbon (14C). We are investigating methods for gas capture via microbial induced precipitation of carbonate and phosphate minerals. The minerals produced will be considered as an alternative material for radioactive waste encapsulation. 

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Irish Sea Agriculture & Biology
Sediments Engineering & Materials Science
Ecosystems Engineering & Materials Science
Scotland Agriculture & Biology
ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
biota Earth & Environmental Sciences
Phocoena phocoena Agriculture & Biology
sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2018

4 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling marine trophic transfer of radiocarbon (14C) from a nuclear facility

Tierney, K. M., Heymans, J. J., Muir, G. K. P., Cook, G. T., Buszowski, J., Steenbeek, J., Walters, W. J., Christensen, V., MacKinnon, G., Howe, J. A. & Xu, S., 30 Apr 2018, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 102, p. 138-154 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nuclear fuels
3 Citations (Scopus)

Ecosystem uptake and transfer of Sellafield-derived radiocarbon (14C). Part 1. The Irish Sea

Muir, G. K. P., Tierney, K. M., Cook, G. T., MacKinnon, G., Howe, J. A., Heymans, J. J., Hughes, D. J. & Xu, S., 30 Jan 2017, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 114, 2, p. 792-804 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Irish Sea