Development of Radiometric Methods and modelling for measurement of sediment transport in coastal systems and rivers

Closed for proposals

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

F22074

CRP

2274

Approved Date

20 October 2020

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

18 June 2021

Expected End Date

1 September 2025

Participating Countries

Brazil
Canada
Egypt
Ghana
Greece
India
Kenya
Malaysia
Morocco
Netherlands
South Africa
Spain
Tunisia

Description

The CRP objectives will be the development of the use of natural radioactivity and naturally radioactive sediment for tracing (black sand tracing) and associated methodologies on the followings topics:
Development of new technologies and methodologies to assess sediment transport in an efficient manner from natural radioactivity spectrometric measurement to complement existing techniques associated with appropriate modelling.

Development of black sand tracing to tackle challenges associated with licensing in case of the use of artificial radioactive tracer, the poor availability of such tracers, due to the lack of research reactors in many countries, as well as transportation problems.

 

Objectives

The CRP objectives will be the development of the use of natural radioactivity and naturally radioactive sediment for tracing (black sand tracing) and associated methodologies such as activatable tracers methodologies..

Specific objectives

Development of new technologies and methodologies to assess sediment transport in an efficient manner from natural radioactivity spectrometric measurement to complement existing techniques associated with appropriate modelling.

Development of black sand tracing

Development of activatable tracer methodologies, sample analysis by NAA or direct in-situ activation using source or D-D neutron generator

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