Mark Foreman

Docent at Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry

Dr. Foreman's research spans both nuclear chemistry and industrial materials recycling. His interests in materials includes the recycling of polymers, metals and other materials. Also he has an interest in the safe and sustainable (environmental, social and financial) management of hazardous wastes. His interests within nuclear chemistry include the chemistry of serious reactor accidents, the organic chemistry of low/intermediate radioactive wastes and new separations for the nuclear fuel cycle.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2012–2015

Lithium Sulfur Superbattery Exploitating Nanotechnology (LISSEN)

Aleksandar Matic Department of Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Mark Foreman Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Bengt Steen Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

2014–2016

Separation for transmutation

Christian Ekberg Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Elin Löfström Engdahl Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company

2013–2017

European Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Network (EREAN)

Britt-Marie Steenari Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Mikhail S Tyumentsev Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Marino Gergoric Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

2014–2015

Beta-isosackarinsyra och slutförvaring av låg och medelaktivt avfall - Beta-isosackarinsyras påverkan på metallers rörlighet i ett slutförvar

Mark Foreman Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
The Swedish Radiation Safety authority (SSM)

2012–2015

Separation for transmutation

Christian Ekberg Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Elin Löfström Engdahl Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company

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Publications

2016

The solvent extraction of rare earth elements from nitrate media with novel polyamides containing malonamide groups

Mikhail S. Tyumentsev, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Hydrometallurgy. Vol. 164, p. 24–30
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Ideas and iodine

Mark Foreman,
Nuclear Engineering International. Vol. 61 (744), p. 24-25
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2016

The solvent extraction of rare earth elements from nitrate media with novel polyamides containing malonamide groups

Mikhail S. Tyumentsev, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Hydrometallurgy. Vol. 164, p. 24-30
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Progress towards a process for the recycling of nickel metal hydride electric cells using a deep eutectic solvent

Mark Foreman,
Cogent Chemistry. Vol. 2 (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

The influence of compatibilizer addition and gamma irradiation on mechanical and rheological properties of a recycled WEEE plastics blend

Sandra Tostar, Erik Stenvall, Mark Foreman et al
Recycling. Vol. 1 (1), p. 101-110
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

The structures of CyMe4-BTBP complexes of americium(III) and europium(III) in solvents used in solvent extraction, explaining their separation properties

Christian Ekberg, Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim et al
Dalton Transactions. Vol. 44 (42), p. 18395-18402
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Taking Work Home

Mark Foreman,
ChemistryWorld. Vol. 12 (9)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2015

DC to Light

Mark Foreman,
RadCom. Vol. 91 (10), p. 97
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2015

The nuclear danger of iodine

Mark Foreman,
Chemistry World. Vol. 92 (June)
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2015

Getting Involved

Mark Foreman,
Other
2015

An introduction to serious nuclear accident chemistry

Mark Foreman,
Cogent Chemistry. Vol. 1 (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Stability of phenyl trifluoromethyl sulfone as diluent in a grouped actinide extraction process

Jenny Halleröd, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 304 (1), p. 287-291
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Investigations regarding the wet decontamination of fluorescent lamp waste using iodine in potassium iodide solutions

Cristian Tunsu, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Waste Management. Vol. 36, p. 289-296
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

N-[2-(maleimido)ethyl]-3-(trimethylstannyl)benzamide, a molecule for radiohalogenation of proteins and peptides

Emma Aneheim, Mark Foreman, H. Jensen et al
Applied Radiation and Isotopes. Vol. 96, p. 1-5
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Dielectric strength of γ-radiation cross-linked, high vinyl-content polyethylene

Mattias Andersson, Markus Jarvid, Anette B. Johansson et al
European Polymer Journal. Vol. 64, p. 101-107
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

2. Platinum pollution ?

Mark Foreman,
Chemistry World. Vol. 11 (August), p. 38
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2014

Feasibility of using solvent extraction for the industrial recovery of rare earth metals contained in fluorescent lamp waste

Cristian Tunsu, Christian Ekberg, Teodora Retegan et al
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 247
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Synthesis and Screening of t-Bu-CyMe4-BTBP, and Comparison with CyMe4-BTBP

Teodora Retegan, M. Drew, Christian Ekberg et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 32 (7), p. 720-736
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

The Influence of Gamma Irradiation on Repeated Recycling and Accelerated Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Terpolymer Aging

Sandra Tostar, Erik Stenvall, Antal Boldizar et al
International Journal of Waste Resources. Vol. 4 (3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Studies on the Solvent Extraction of Rare Earth Metals From Fluorescent Lamp Waste Using Cyanex 923

Cristian Tunsu, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 32 (6), p. 650-668
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

A Comparison of Americium Extractions as a Function of Time using Two Bis-Triazine-Bipyridine Ligands in Long-Chained Alcohol Diluents

Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim, Mark Foreman et al
Separation science and technology. Vol. 49 (13), p. 2060-2065
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Influence of processing conditions on the mechanical properties of melt-blended plastics

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Proc Nordic Polymer Days 2014, p. 92-93
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Recycling of high purity selenium from CIGS solar cell waste materials

Anna M. K. Gustafsson, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Waste Management. Vol. 34 (10), p. 1775-1782
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Extraction thermodynamics of Am(III) and Eu(III) using CyMe4-BTBP in various organic diluents

Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg et al
Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. Vol. 76, p. 64-69
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Hexanoic acid as an alternative diluent in a GANEX process: feasibility study

Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim, Gunnar Skarnemark et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 290 (3), p. 1261-1266
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

RECYCLING BY MELT-PROCESSING OF TERNARY PLASTIC BLENDS RELATED TO THE COMPOSITION OF ELECTRONIC WASTE PLASTICS

Erik Stenvall, Antal Boldizar, Mark Foreman et al
Proceedings of the Polymer Processing Society 29th Annual Meeting (PPS-29)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

The influence of extrusion conditions on mechanical and thermal properties of virgin and recycled PP, HIPS, ABS and their ternary blends

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
International polymer processing. Vol. 28 (5), p. 541-549
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Synthesis of I-131 labelled iodine species relevant during severe nuclear accidents in light water reactors

Sabrina Tietze, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 101 (10), p. 675-680
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Antimony leaching in plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) with various acids and gamma irradiation

Sandra Tostar, Erik Stenvall, Antal Boldizar et al
Waste Management. Vol. 33 (6), p. 1478-1482
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Influence of processing conditions on the mechanical properties of melt-blended plastics

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Proc. Materials for Tomorrow 2013
Conference poster
2013

Comparison of the Extraction as a Function of Time in two GANEX solvents -Influence of Metal Loading, Interfacial Tension and Density

Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg et al
Solvent extraction and ion exchange. Vol. 31 (6), p. 604-616
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Formation of organic iodides from containment paint ingredients caused by gamma irradiation

Sabrina Tietze, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology. Vol. 50 (7), p. 689-694
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Processing conditions on WEEE plastic model material blends

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Proc Nordiska Polymerdagarna 2013, Helsingfors, p. 75
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

A TBP/BTBP-Based GANEX Separation Process Part 3: Fission Product Handling

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Solvent extraction and ion exchange. Vol. 31 (3), p. 237-252
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Fission product interactions with nitrogen donor ligands used for spent nuclear fuel treatment

Emma Aneheim, B. Gruner, Christian Ekberg et al
Polyhedron. Vol. 50 (1), p. 154-163
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

An analysis of the composition and metal contamination of plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Waste Management. Vol. 33 (4), p. 915-922
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Identification of the chemical inventory of different paint types applied in nuclear facilities

Sabrina Tietze, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 295 (3), p. 1981-1999
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Extraction experiments after radiolysis of a proposed GANEX solvent - the effect of time

Emma Aneheim, Lovisa Bauhn, Christian Ekberg et al
Procedia Chemistry. Vol. 7, p. 123-129
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

WEEE Plastics Composition

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
International Electronics Recycling Congress 2012, Salzburg
Conference poster
2012

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) plastics composition

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Proc Materials for Tomorrow 2012, Gothenburg, p. Nr 29
Conference poster
2012

Radon capture with silver exchanged zeolites

Hanna Hedström, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 100 (6), p. 395-399
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Studies of a Solvent for GANEX Applications Containing CyMe4-BTBP and DEHBA in Cyclohexanone

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Separation Science and Technology. Vol. 47 (5), p. 663-669
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Aqueous complexation of palladium to prevent precipitation and extraction in a group actinide extraction system

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Hydrometallurgy. Vol. 115, p. 71-76
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

A TBP/BTBP-based GANEX Separation ProcessPart 2: Ageing, Hydrolytic, and Radiolytic Stability

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 29 (2), p. 157-175
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Development of a Novel GANEX Process

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik et al
Nuclear Energy and the Environment. 238th Annual Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, Washington DC, Aug 16-20 2009. Vol. 1046, p. 119-130
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

A TRLFS study on the complexation of Cm(III) and Eu(III) with 4-t-butyl-6,6 '-bis-(5,6-diethyl-1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-2,2 '-bipyridine in a water/2-propanol mixture

S. Trumm, G. Lieser, Mark Foreman et al
Dalton Transactions. Vol. 39 (3), p. 923-929
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Thermodynamics of Dissolution for Bis(triazine)-Bipyridine-Class Ligands in Different Diluents and Its Reflection on Extraction

Christian Ekberg, Emma Aneheim, Anna Fermvik et al
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. Vol. 55 (11), p. 5133-5137
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

A TBP/BTBP-based GANEX Separation Process. Part 1: Feasibility

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 28 (4), p. 437-458
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Partitioning and Transmutation Annual Report 2008

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik et al
Report
2009

Influence of dose rate on the radiolytic stability of a BTPB solvent for actinide(III)/lanthanide(III) separation

Anna Fermvik, Christian Ekberg, Sofie Englund et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 97 (6), p. 1-6
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Synthesis of the ruthenaboratranes Ru(CS)(PPh3){B(mt)(3)} (Ru -> B)(8) and Ru(CO)(CNR){B(mt)(3)} (Ru -> B)(8) (mt = methimazolyl, R = Bu-t, C6H3Me2-2,6, C6H2Me3-2,4,6)

I. R. Crossley, Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill et al
Organometallics. Vol. 27 (3), p. 381-386
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Poly(methimazolyl)borato nitrosyl complexes of molybdenum and tungsten

R. J. Abernethy, Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill et al
Organometallics. Vol. 27 (17), p. 4455-4463
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Partitioning and Transmutation Annual Report 2007

Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg, Sofie Englund et al
Report
2008

Hydrogenation catalysts from used nickel metal hydride batteries

Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg, Arvid Ödegaard-Jensen et al
Green Chemistry. Vol. 10, p. 825-826
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

An overview and historic look back at the solvent extraction using nitrogen donor ligands to extract and separate An(III) from Ln(III)

Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik, Teodora Retegan et al
Radiochim Acta (96), p. 225-233
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Acomparative study of some BTP and BTBP class ligands

Teodora Retegan, Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik et al
Proceedings of ISEC 2008. Vol. 1, p. 545-550
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

The Effect of Irradiation on Extraction of Various Metals by C5-BPBP

Anna Fermvik, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Proceedings pf ISEC 2008. Vol. 1, p. 551-556
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

An Overview and Historic Look Back at the Solvent Extraction Using Nitrogen Donor Ligands to Extract and Separate An(III) from Ln(III

Christian Ekberg, Anna Fermvik, Teodora Retegan et al
Radiochim. Acta
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Extraction behaviour of nickel(II) using some of the BTBP-class ligands

Christian Ekberg, Isabelle Dubois, Anna Fermvik et al
Solvent Extr. Ion Exch. Vol. 25(11) (25(11)), p. 603-617
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

The Behaviour of Organic Solvents Containing C5-BTBP and CyMe4-BTBP at Low Irradiation Doses

Teodora Retegan, Christian Ekberg, Sofie Englu nd et al
Radiochim. Acta. Vol. 95(11) (95(11)), p. 637-642
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Novel heterobimetallic coordination of the H2B(mt)(2) ligand: The complex Mo(SnMe2Cl)-(CO)(3){mu-S : k(3)-H,S,S '-H2B(mt)(2)} (mt=methimazolyl) (vol 24, pg 5224, 2005)

Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill, M. K. Smith et al
Organometallics. Vol. 25 (6), p. 1528-1528
Journal/newspaper article
2006

Tetradentate ligands for extraction and separation of An(III) and Ln(III): the BTBP-class ligands

Christian Ekberg, S Andersson, F Drouet et al
232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco,CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006 (IEC-142)
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2005

The first rhodaboratrane: RhCl(PPh3){B(mt)(3)} (Rh -> B) (mt = methimazolyl)

I. R. Crossley, Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill et al
Chemical Communications (2), p. 221-223
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Novel heterobimetallic coordination of the H2B(mt)(2) ligand: The complex Mo(SnMe2Cl)(CO)(3){mu-S : K-3 -H,S,S '-H2B(mt)2} (mt = methimazolyl)

Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill, M. K. Smith et al
Organometallics. Vol. 24 (22), p. 5224-5226
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Metallathiirenes. 5. Bis- and tris(methimazolyl)borato thiocarbamoyl complexes of molybdenum(II)

Mark Foreman, A. F. Hill, N. Tshabang et al
Organometallics. Vol. 22 (26), p. 5593-5596
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Extraction Behaviour of the Synergistic System 2,6-bis-(benzoxazolyl)-4-dodecyloxylpyridine and 2-bromodecanoic acid Using Am and Eu as Radioactive Tracers

Sofie Andersson, Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 21 (5), p. 621-636
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2001

New mixed-donor unsymmetrical P-N-P ligands and their palladium(II) complexes

M. Necas, Mark Foreman, J. Marek et al
New Journal of Chemistry. Vol. 25 (10), p. 1256-1263
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

Organo-P-S and P-Se heterocycles

Mark Foreman, J. D. Woollins,
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (10), p. 1533-1543
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

Reactions of dithiadiphosphetane disulfides with organonitrogen compounds

Mark Foreman, R. J. Mortimer, A. M. Z. Slawin et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (19), p. 3419-3430
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

The preparation of a solubilized form of Lawessons reagent and its thionation reactions

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Heteroatom Chemistry. Vol. 10 (7), p. 651-657
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

The reaction of dithiadiphosphetane disulfides with dienes, alkenes and thioaldehydes

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (7), p. 1175-1184
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Heterocycles from diferrocenyl dithiadiphosphetane disulfide

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Phosphorus Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements. Vol. 125, p. 469-472
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
1997

New organophosphorus-sulfur heterocycles

Mark Foreman, J. Novosad, A. M. Z. Slawin et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (8), p. 1347-1350
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Novel 1,2-thiaphosphetanes from diferrocenyldithiadiphosphetane disulfide

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Chemical Communications (9), p. 855-856
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Phosphorus-sulfur-nitrogen heterocycles from diferrocenyl dithiadiphosphetane disulfide

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Chemical Communications (14), p. 1269-1270
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

2,4-Diferrocenyl-1,3-dithiadiphosphetane 2,4-disulfide; Structure and reactions with catechols and PtCl2(PR(3))(2) (R=Et or Bu(II))

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (18), p. 3653-3657
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

2,4-Diferrocenyl-1,3-dithiadiphosphetane 2,4-disulfide; Structure and reactions with catechols and [PtCl2(PR(3))(2)] (R=Et or Bu(II))

Mark Foreman, J.Derek Woollins, Alex.M.Z. Slawin et al
Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions (18), p. 3653-3657
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1995

PREPARATION AND X-RAY STRUCTURE OF A NEW ORGANO-P-O-S HETEROCYCLE

Mark Foreman, Woollins JD, Slawin AM et al
Chemical Communications (21), p. 2217-2218
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed