A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum)

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A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum). / Impens, Nathalie; Adriaensen, Lesley; Van Iseghem, Pierre; Deckers, Jan; Volckaert, Geert (Peer reviewer); Baatout, Sarah (Peer reviewer); Vanmarcke, Hans (Peer reviewer).

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM2011 (on CD). Vol. 1 Reims, France, 2011. p. 1-11.

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Impens, N, Adriaensen, L, Van Iseghem, P, Deckers, J, Volckaert, G, Baatout, S & Vanmarcke, H 2011, A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum). in Proceedings of the ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM2011 (on CD). vol. 1, Reims, France, pp. 1-11, ICEM 2011 - 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Reims, France, 2011-09-25.

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Impens, N., Adriaensen, L., Van Iseghem, P., Deckers, J., Volckaert, G., Baatout, S., & Vanmarcke, H. (2011). A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum). In Proceedings of the ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM2011 (on CD) (Vol. 1, pp. 1-11).

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Impens N, Adriaensen L, Van Iseghem P, Deckers J, Volckaert G, Baatout S et al. A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum). In Proceedings of the ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM2011 (on CD). Vol. 1. Reims, France. 2011. p. 1-11

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Impens, Nathalie ; Adriaensen, Lesley ; Van Iseghem, Pierre ; Deckers, Jan ; Volckaert, Geert ; Baatout, Sarah ; Vanmarcke, Hans. / A Room Temperature Stabilization and Waste Volume Reduction Method Tested on Belgian Intermediate-Level Homogeneous Bituminized Waste (Eurobitum). Proceedings of the ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management ICEM2011 (on CD). Vol. 1 Reims, France, 2011. pp. 1-11

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