Development of electro-kinetic remediation as a field-scale technology for treatment of actinide-contaminated soils

  • Kieran Agnew

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


One of the legacies of the UK’s military nuclear programme has been the generation of inventories of radioactively contaminated soils as a result of historical practices, leakages and spillages. Electrokinetic (EK) Remediation has long been considered a potential technology for remediation of soils with low hydraulic conductivity. This thesis examines the development of EK as a potential treatment technology for actinide contaminated soils and wastes, using waste soils from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) PLC Aldermaston site (Berkshire, UK) as a test medium.
Date of AwardMar 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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