Nuclear waste is divided into low, medium, and high‐level waste by the amount of radiological character it contains. Low and Intermediate Level Nuclear waste is the radioactive waste resulting from nuclear facility consumables, clothing, laboratory equipment etc. This waste can adversely affect human health and the environment and therefore must be handled appropriately. Typically, the waste is kept underwater for 3-5 years until the radiation decays to levels that can be shielded by concrete in large storage casks, where it can be held for thousands of years. A challenge for the nuclear industry is the cost associated with conditioning, packaging and storage of these heterogeneous wastes. Therefore, a solution that can decrease the volume of nuclear waste, and reduce the amount of storage required, is considered a commercially advantageous option.
By Tetronics (International) Limited based in Swindon, UNITED KINGDOM.
Applications of Coulson ice Blast in the Nuclear industry sector:
(Please note that D2O can be used to make the ice thus not downgrading the D2O systems)
- General decontamination activities where hand washing is not satisfactory
- Decontaminate tools / objects
- Decontaminate Waste storage containers
- Shut down maintenance cleaning
- Decontamination of Steam Generator Heads prior to maintenance
- Decontamination of fuel handling equipment
- Decontamination of D2O storage drums
- Decontamination of active storage cells
By Coulson Ice Blast based in Port Alberni, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).
Pipelines, large fuel storage tanks, transformer pads and countless power generating systems have been decontaminated and prepared for a fresh coat of paint in one step! There is no costly containment to setup before starting the job or additional cleanup after it’s done, because our shrouded power tools capture dust before it’s emitted. Our powerful HEPA vacuum deposits hazardous waste directly into a 55-gallon drum, safely sealed and ready for transport when full.
By Pentek Inc. based in Coraopolis, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).
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