Development trend of radiation shielding concrete

Chi Sun Poon, Hui Zhao, Shi Cong Kou

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The use of radiation is common in many fields of applications including in nuclear reactors, different types of industries and medicine. The potential impact of radiation on the environment and human health are of significant concern. This article presents a review of research efforts that have been made on developing radiation shield concrete in China and overseas countries. The review covers raw materials selection, effects of mineral admixtures on concrete properties, mix design, and long-term performance of the concrete. The current problems and research gasps are analyzed. A new technique of utilizing crushed leaded glass derived from waste cathode ray tubes (CRT) is proposed for the development of the radiation shielding concrete.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalWuhan Ligong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Wuhan University of Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Cathode ray tube (CRT) glass recycling
  • Current problem
  • Development trend
  • Feasibility
  • Radiation shield concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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