Novel Methodology for Cesium Immobilization Using Alkali Activation of Pharmaceutical Glass: A Sustainable Approach Published in the Journal of Cleaner Production

We are glad to share the publication of our latest research article, “Novel cesium immobilization by alkali activation and cold consolidation of waste pharmaceutical glass,” in the Journal of Cleaner Production (IF 11.1). This significant achievement is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Dr. Diana Lago from our Department of Glass Processing, Prof. Enrico Bernardo, Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Padova, and the contributions of all co-authors.

The research is focused on developing an innovative methodology to retain cesium through the alkali activation of discarded pharmaceutical glass, opening new possibilities for immobilizing radioactive waste at nearly room temperature.

This innovative approach not only enhances the chemical stability of cesium waste forms but also aligns with principles of cleaner production by repurposing pharmaceutical glass waste, promoting sustainable materials management.

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