Mark Foreman

Docent at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, 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 Condensed Matter Physics
Mark Foreman Nuclear Chemistry
Bengt Steen Environmental Systems Analysis
European Commission (FP7)

2014–2016

Separation for transmutation

Christian Ekberg Nuclear Chemistry
Elin Löfström Engdahl Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Nuclear Chemistry
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company

2013–2017

European Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Network (EREAN)

Britt-Marie Steenari Nuclear Chemistry
Mikhail S Tyumentsev Nuclear Chemistry
Marino Gergoric Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Nuclear Chemistry
European Commission (FP7)

2012–2015

Separation for transmutation

Christian Ekberg Nuclear Chemistry
Elin Löfström Engdahl Nuclear Chemistry
Mark Foreman Nuclear Chemistry
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company

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Publications

2017

Separation of rare earths and other valuable metals from deep-eutectic solvents: a new alternative for the recycling of used NdFeB magnets

Christian Ekberg, Martina Petranikova, T. V. Hoogerstraete et al
RSC Advances. Vol. 7 (51), p. 32100-32113
Journal article
2017

Characterization and Leaching of Neodymium Magnet Waste and Solvent Extraction of the Rare-Earth Elements Using TODGA

Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg, Teodora Retegan et al
JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE METALLURGY. Vol. 3 (3), p. 638-645
Journal article
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

Teodora Retegan, Mikhail S Tyumentsev, Mark Foreman et al
Hydrometallurgy. Vol. 164, p. 24-30
Journal article
2016

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

Erik Stenvall, Antal Boldizar, Sandra Tostar et al
Recycling. Vol. 1 (1), p. 101-110
Journal article
2016

Targeting fluorescent lamp waste for the recovery of cerium, lanthanum, europium, gadolinium, terbium and yttrium

Mark Foreman, Teodora Retegan, Cristian Tunsu et al
Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. Vol. 125 (4), p. 199-203
Journal article
2015

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

Sture Lindegren, Emma Aneheim, H. Jensen et al
Applied Radiation and Isotopes. Vol. 96, p. 1-5
Journal article
2015

DC to Light

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

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

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

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

Christian Ekberg, Emma Aneheim, Mark Foreman et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 304 (1), p. 287-291
Journal article
2015

The nuclear danger of iodine

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

An introduction to serious nuclear accident chemistry

Mark Foreman
Cogent Chemistry. Vol. 1 (1)
Journal article
2015

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

Stanislaw Gubanski, Mattias Andersson, Christian Müller et al
European Polymer Journal. Vol. 64, p. 101-107
Journal article
2015

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

A. Geist, M. Denecke, D. Lundberg et al
Dalton Transactions. Vol. 44 (42), p. 18395-18402
Journal article
2015

DC to Light

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

Getting Involved

Mark Foreman
Other
2015

Taking Work Home

Mark Foreman
Chemistry World. Vol. 12 (9)
Scientific journal article - non 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, Christian Ekberg, Emma Aneheim et al
Separation Science and Technology. Vol. 49 (13), p. 2060-2065
Journal article
2014

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

Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg, Elin Löfström Engdahl et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 290 (3), p. 1261-1266
Journal article
2014

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

Christian Ekberg, Jenny Halleröd, Elin Löfström Engdahl et al
Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. Vol. 76, p. 64-69
Journal article
2014

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

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

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

Mark Foreman, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
International Journal of Waste Resources. Vol. 4 (3)
Journal article
2014

2. Platinum pollution ?

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

Recycling of high purity selenium from CIGS solar cell waste materials

Christian Ekberg, Anna Gustafsson, Mark Foreman
Waste Management. Vol. 34 (10), p. 1775-1782
Journal article
2014

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

G. Modolo, Elin Löfström Engdahl, Teodora Retegan et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 32 (7), p. 720-736
Journal article
2014

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

Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman, Cristian Tunsu et al
Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 247
Conference contribution
2014

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

Teodora Retegan, Cristian Tunsu, Christian Ekberg et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 32 (6), p. 650-668
Journal article
2013

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

Sandra Tostar, Erik Stenvall, Mark Foreman et al
Waste Management. Vol. 33 (4), p. 915-922
Journal article
2013

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

Christian Ekberg, B. E. van Dongen, Sabrina Tietze et al
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Vol. 295 (3), p. 1981-1999
Journal article
2013

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

Antal Boldizar, Mark Foreman, Sandra Tostar et al
Waste Management. Vol. 33 (6), p. 1478-1482
Journal article
2013

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

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar et al
Conference poster
2013

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

Mark Foreman, Antal Boldizar, Erik Stenvall et al
Proceedings of the Polymer Processing Society 29th Annual Meeting (PPS-29)
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

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

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

Christian Ekberg, Elin Löfström Engdahl, Emma Aneheim et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 31 (6), p. 604-616
Journal article
2013

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

Gunnar Skarnemark, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 31 (6), p. 604-616
Journal article
2013

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

Mark Foreman, M. Drew, Z. Hajkova et al
Polyhedron. Vol. 50 (1), p. 154-163
Journal article
2013

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

Mark Foreman, Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 31 (3), p. 237-252
Journal article
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, Mark Foreman et al
International Polymer Processing. Vol. 28 (5), p. 541-549
Journal article
2013

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

Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg, Sabrina Tietze
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 101 (10), p. 675-680
Journal article
2013

Processing conditions on WEEE plastic model material blends

Sandra Tostar, Antal Boldizar, Erik Stenvall et al
Proc Nordiska Polymerdagarna 2013, Helsingfors, p. 75-
Conference contribution
2012

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

Nathalie Mabile, Emma Aneheim, Mark Foreman et al
Separation Science and Technology. Vol. 47 (5), p. 663-669
Journal article
2012

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) plastics composition

Erik Stenvall, Sandra Tostar, Kenneth Möller et al
Proc Materials for Tomorrow 2012, Gothenburg, p. Nr 29-
Conference poster
2012

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

Christian Ekberg, Mark Foreman, Emma Aneheim
Hydrometallurgy. Vol. 115, p. 71-76
Journal article
2012

WEEE Plastics Composition

Mark Foreman, Antal Boldizar, Sandra Tostar et al
Conference poster
2012

Radon capture with silver exchanged zeolites

Mark Foreman, Henrik Ramebäck, Hanna Hedström et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 100 (6), p. 395-399
Journal article
2012

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

Elin Löfström Engdahl, Mark Foreman, Christian Ekberg et al
Procedia Chemistry. Vol. 7, p. 123-129
Paper in proceedings
2011

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

M. Kvicalova, Mark Foreman, Anna Fermvik et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 29 (2), p. 157-175
Journal article
2010

Development of a Novel GANEX Process

Mark Foreman, Emma Aneheim, Christian Ekberg et al
ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 1046, p. 119-130
Paper in proceedings
2010

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

Anna Fermvik, Elin Löfström Engdahl, Christian Ekberg et al
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. Vol. 55 (11), p. 5133-5137
Journal article
2010

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

Gunnar Skarnemark, Anna Fermvik, Mark Foreman et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 28 (4), p. 437-458
Journal article
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

A. Geist, G. Lieser, T. Fanghanel et al
Dalton Transactions. Vol. 39 (3), p. 923-929
Journal article
2009

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

Anna Fermvik, G. Modolo, Mark Foreman et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 97 (6), p. 1-6
Journal article
2009

Partitioning and Transmutation Annual Report 2008

Gunnar Skarnemark, Christian Ekberg, Emma Aneheim et al
Report
2008

Acomparative study of some BTP and BTBP class ligands

Mark Foreman, Gunnar Skarnemark, Christian Ekberg et al
Proceedings of ISEC 2008. Vol. 1, p. 545-550
Journal article
2008

Hydrogenation catalysts from used nickel metal hydride batteries

Mark Foreman, Arvid Ödegård Jensen, Christian Ekberg
Green Chemistry. Vol. 10, p. 825-826
Journal article
2008

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

Sofie Englund, Christian Ekberg, Michael Hudson et al
Radiochim Acta (96), p. 225-233
Journal article
2008

Poly(methimazolyl)borato nitrosyl complexes of molybdenum and tungsten

N. Tshabang, A. F. Hill, Mark Foreman et al
Organometallics. Vol. 27 (17), p. 4455-4463
Journal article
2008

Partitioning and Transmutation Annual Report 2007

Teodora Retegan, Christian Ekberg, Gunnar Skarnemark et al
Report
2008

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

Gunnar Skarnemark, Anna Fermvik, Mark Foreman et al
Proceedings pf ISEC 2008. Vol. 1, p. 551-556
Journal article
2007

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

M.G.B. Drew, Teodora Retegan, Anna Fermvik et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 25(11) (25(11)), p. 603-617
Journal article
2007

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

Anna Fermvik, Mark Foreman, Teodora Retegan et al
Radiochim. Acta. Vol. 95(11) (95(11)), p. 637-642
Journal article
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)

M. K. Smith, Mark Foreman, N. Tshabang et al
Organometallics. Vol. 25 (6), p. 1528-1528
Magazine article
2006

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

Jan Liljenzin, Daniel Magnusson, Stefan Andersson et al
232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco,CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006 (IEC-142)
Conference contribution
2005

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

A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, I. R. Crossley et al
Chemical Communications (2), p. 221-223
Journal article
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)

M. K. Smith, A. F. Hill, N. Tshabang et al
Organometallics. Vol. 24 (22), p. 5224-5226
Journal article
2003

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

Jan Liljenzin, Michael Hudson, Mark Foreman et al
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. Vol. 21 (5), p. 621-636
Journal article
2003

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

A. F. Hill, A. J. P. White, N. Tshabang et al
Organometallics. Vol. 22 (26), p. 5593-5596
Journal article
2001

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

J. Marek, Mark Foreman, J. D. Woollins et al
New Journal of Chemistry. Vol. 25 (10), p. 1256-1263
Journal article
2000

Organo-P-S and P-Se heterocycles

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

The reaction of dithiadiphosphetane disulfides with dienes, alkenes and thioaldehydes

J. D. Woollins, A. M. Z. Slawin, Mark Foreman
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (7), p. 1175-1184
Journal article
1999

Reactions of dithiadiphosphetane disulfides with organonitrogen compounds

J. D. Woollins, Mark Foreman, R. J. Mortimer et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (19), p. 3419-3430
Journal article
1999

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

J. D. Woollins, Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin
Heteroatom Chemistry. Vol. 10 (7), p. 651-657
Journal article
1997

New organophosphorus-sulfur heterocycles

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins et al
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (8), p. 1347-1350
Journal article
1997

Phosphorus-sulfur-nitrogen heterocycles from diferrocenyl dithiadiphosphetane disulfide

Mark Foreman, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins
Chemical Communications (14), p. 1269-1270
Journal article
1997

Novel 1,2-thiaphosphetanes from diferrocenyldithiadiphosphetane disulfide

A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Mark Foreman
Chemical Communications (9), p. 855-856
Journal article
1997

Heterocycles from diferrocenyl dithiadiphosphetane disulfide

A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Mark Foreman
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 125, p. 469-472
Scientific journal article - non 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))

Alex.M.Z. Slawin, J.Derek Woollins, Mark Foreman
Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions (18), p. 3653-3657
Journal article
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))

J. D. Woollins, A. M. Z. Slawin, Mark Foreman
Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions (18), p. 3653-3657
Journal article
1995

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

Mark Foreman, Woollins JD, Slawin AM
Chemical Communications (21), p. 2217-2218
Journal article