After scientists’ failure to draw the attention of regional authorities, deputies, etc. to the problem of industrial implementation of titanate silicates, we decided that it is necessary to establish a working group that would start real practical experiments to show their effectiveness.
In 2013-2015, with a warrant from RAS KSC, we set an objective to carry out a number of experiments to prove the effectiveness of these artificial minerals (sorbents). For this purpose we chose the most pictorial and urgent problem – utilization of liquid radioactive waste containing europium, which is utilized by no one in the world. In 2013-2015 we carried out a number of successful experiments on real europium doped LRW in Gremikha, which resulted in a scientific report.
We have conductive several very fruitful discussions on the use of our sorbents with military officers and doctors from Saint-Petersburg State University.
List of working group
NW SPTC Socium
February, 2013, Murmansk
Federal State Unitary Enterprise RosRAO:
V.N. Panteleev, FSUE RosRAO Deputy Director General for elimination of Arctic nuclear legacy;
Vladimir A. Khandobin, FSUE RosRAO project manager for elimination of Arctic nuclear legacy;
Sergey N. Britvin, Doctor of geology and mineralogy, senior scientist of Saint-Petersburg State University Diffractometric Centre, senior scientist of RAS KSC Nanomaterial Science Centre (Apatity);
G.Yu. Ivanuk, Doctor of geology and mineralogy, head of laboratory of RAS KSC Geological institute (Apatity), leading scientist of RAS KSC Nanomaterial Science Centre (Apatity);
Sergey V. Krivovichev, Doctor of geology and mineralogy, head of crystallography department of Saint-Petersburg State University, leading scientist of RAS KSC Nanomaterial Science Centre (Apatity);
Anatoly I. Nikolayev, Doctor of technical sciences, RAS corresponding member, deputy director of Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements and Mineral Raw Materials of the RAS KSC, head of Nanomaterial Science Centre (Apatity);
V.N. Yakovenchuk, Doctor of geology and mineralagy, senior scientist of RAS KSC Geological Institute (Apatity), senior scientist of RAS KSC Nanomaterial Science Centre (Apatity);
Valery F. Mararitsa, Doctor of Philosophy, head of NW SSRC Socium scientific council, under RAS KSC power of attorney;
Boris Ye. Burakov, Doctor of geology and mineralogy, head of innovational materials laboratory of V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute, IAEA technical expert, member of NW SPTC Socium scientific council (Saint-Petersburg) (invited in 2016).