The research presented in this thesis deals with the synthesis and evaluation of new potential ligands for the complexation of actinide and lanthanide ions either for their extraction from bulk radioactive waste or their stripping from an extracted organic phase for final processing of the waste. In particular, the aim of the work described here is the development of new ligands with improved separation and extraction efficiency. Separation of actinides (An) and lanthanides (Ln) is a challenging issue in the field of nuclear waste management. The main objective in this work is to achieve separations by rather simple, completely incinerable, and easily accessible ligands, for different processes under development in the nuclear waste industry, and to develop environmentally friendly extraction systems, that might replace the conventional organic solvent system.
|Award date||18 Oct 2012|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2012|