The NORM4Building database, a tool for radiological assessment when using by-products in building materials

Wouter Schroeyers*, Zoltan Sas, Gergo Bator, Rosabianca Trevisi, Cristina Nuccetelli, Federica Leonardi, Sonja Schreurs, Tibor Kovacs

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Abstract

Scientific data on natural occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) is available in unknown quantities and the data is fragmented over several different sources. The new EU-BSS is regulating the use of NORM in building materials, however a large scale database with country specific information that can support legislators and industry in the assessment of the radiological impact of the use of by-products in construction is missing. Currently the COST Action ‘NORM4BUILDING’ (2014–2017) is creating such a database using a semi-automated datamining approach. In this paper radiological aspects on by-products that can find application in concrete are discussed based on the database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-767
Number of pages13
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume159
Early online date15 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Building materials
  • By-products
  • Concrete
  • Database
  • Euratom Basic Safety Standards
  • Natural occurring radioactive materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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