ICN - Pitesti

RADIOACTIVE WASTE TREATMENT AND CONDITIONING PLANT (STDR)

 

Objectives

  • Collecting, transporting, treating and conditioning the radioactive waste generated by CANDU fuel fabrication plant (FCN), TRIGA reactor, Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory (PIEL) and other nuclear installations within ICN and in the country;
  • Development and implementing of new equipments and technologies in the radioactive waste management field.

Activities

  • Radioactive waste characterization;
  • Sorting, treating and conditioning radioactive waste in stable matrices;
  • Transfer of conditioned radioactive waste to the National Repository for radioactive waste, Baita Bihor.

Experimental infrastructure

  • Nuclear facilities authorized by CNCAN for radioactive waste treatment and conditioning
  • Treatment facility by precipitation of liquid radioactive waste contaminated with natural uranium generated from CANDU fuel fabrication;
    • Incinerator for solid radioactive waste contaminated with natural uranium generated from the CANDU fuel fabrication;
    • Treatment facility by evaporation of liquid low level beta-gamma radioactive waste;
    • Conditioning facility through cementation of solid radioactive waste and of the radioactive concentrate resulted from the evaporation.
    • Treatment conditioning facility of liquid organic waste with tritium content;
    • Facility for bitumization of the ion exchangers from the TRIGA reactor and other nuclear facilities;
    • Small scale mobile installation for the decontamination of small quantities of liquid radioactive waste.
    • Installation for conditioning in concrete radioactive concentrate from evaporator, solid radioactive waste and radioactive spent sources;

Certification

  • Radiochemistry and radiometry laboratory for radioactive waste (LRRDR) - notified by CNCAN

Main achievements

  • Refurbishment of the radioactive waste treatment and conditioning plant (February 2010 - December 2012)
  • The facilities for radioactive waste treatment and conditioning were refurbished to meet the higher safety and radiological requirements;
  • All laboratories were equipped with new chemical and radiochemical hoods, furniture as well as efficient equipment such Anti-Compton system, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-OES), X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF), UV-VIS spectrophotometer, fluorimeter, device for total organic carbon measurement (TOC), device for thermogravimetry (DTG).

Contact: CS III Marius IORDACHE e-mail:  marius.iordache@nuclear.ro

Last modified: 10-01-2014.


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