Abstract

In order to prevent biological corrosion of cement compound containing radioactive waste, it is proposed to use biocidal additives of polyhexamethyleneguanidines (PHMG), which have a wide range of biocidal activity.

It has been shown that inclusion of biocidal additives of polyhexamethyleneguanidines in quantities 0,25–2% wt. into the grout used for the solidification of radioactive waste (RW) or for recovering the integrity of old RW repositories provides the necessary bacteriostatic and biocidal protection of cement compound and improves all the regulated properties — compression strength, Cs-137 leaching rate, frost-resistance, radiation resistance and long term water resistance.

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