Characterization of Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste
Expert support in the CANDU industry for the management of aging components to avoid unplanned outages and optimize performance.
- Sampling and characterization of low level wastes such as incinerator ash, compactable and non-processable wastes, and resins
- Sampling and characterization of Intermediate Level resins and filters
- Development of experimental scaling factors for difficult-to-measure radionuclides
- Development of theoretical scaling factors based on fission product releases from failed and tramp fuel, and based on activation considerations
- Characterization of reactor artefacts such as feeder pipes, steam generator tubing and end fittings
- Development of dose rate to activity conversion factors
- In-situ gamma spectrometry of various waste packages including steam generators
- Development of decommissioning waste inventories based on activation assessments
- Characterization of Mixed Liquid Wastes
Waste characterization work at Kinectrics is performed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of chemical engineers, chemists, physicists, and analytical and radio-chemists.
Work completed in the characterization of materials is carried out on-site in our Radioactive Materials Facility as well as in the field at client sites. Waste characterization work is supported by state-of-the-art analytical facilities, which are used to develop analytical methods for any required radionuclide.