Influence of natural additions on the physicochemical characteristics of cemented radioactive resins

  • Z. FaizEmail author
  • S. Fakhi
  • A. Bouih
  • H. El Hadi
Original Paper


The study aims to perform the immobilization/stabilization process quality of ions exchange resins by cementation. For this purpose, three natural and local materials were tested as additions: (1) limestone, (2) marly clay and (3) marly limestone. After characterization of these additions, mainly by X-ray diffraction, the experimental study was initiated by the preparation of cemented packages according to two formulations. The first was carried out without addition and the second with addition. The second stage of the work was focused on studying the additions effects on the physicochemical properties and the mechanical behavior of the cemented resins packages. The obtained results showed that additions improve significantly the mechanical strength and the physicochemical properties of the studied packages. Local marly clay, rich in kaolinite and free silica, has made it possible, as a natural addition, to prepare the most efficient cemented resins packages.


Cement Portland Mechanical properties Natural additions radioactive waste X-ray diffraction Waste management 



This work was conducted within the ≪Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR≫ network between the National Centre of Science, Technology and Energy Nuclear (CNESTEN) and the University Hassan II of Casablanca (UH2C).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Engineering and Materials (LIMAT), Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sikUniversity Hassan 2 of CasablancaCasablancaMorocco
  2. 2.Laboratory of Applied Mathematics and Technologies of Information and Communication, MATIC, Polydisciplinary Faculty of KhouribgaSultan Moulay Slimane UniversityKhouribgaMorocco
  3. 3.National Center of Sciences, Technology and Nuclear Energy (CNESTN), Center for Nuclear Studies-Maamoura (CENM)RabatMorocco

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