OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Environmental Radiochemistry

Explores radionuclide chemistry in the natural environment, including aquatic chemistry and the impact of natural organic matter and microorganisms, migration and radioecological behavior of radionuclides, sorption and colloidal reactions. Understanding radionuclide behavior in the natural environment is essential to the sustainable development of the nuclear industry and key to assessing potential environmental risks reliably. Principles of modeling coupled geochemical, transport and radioecological properties, performance assessment considerations related to deep geological repositories, and remediation concepts for contaminated sites.

For more information contact Associate Professor Alena Paulenova.