Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Our work on nuclear reactor technologies began over 20 years ago. Even as of a decade ago, our developments utilized non-hazardous solutions to effectively remove radioactive material. Our nuclear cleaners are derived from non-hazardous substances and approved for use by General Electric.

Cleaning of nuclear reactors is a very important task. Radioactive wastes account for more than 95% of the radiation produced in a radioactive cycle. The general approach is the isolation, packaging, and storage of these wastes via appropriate methodologies and with the use of specific compounds. Adsorption on various adsorbents is commonly used. These adsorbents vary in nature, structure, origin, and include inert matrices such as borosilicate, aluninosilicate, ceramics, highly porous materials, and bio-adsorbents. The most significant class of adsorbent materials is that of composites that offer high porosity, high surface area, and numerous ligand sites of various energies. Such conjugates are hybrid nanoparticles that comprise a porous matrix.

Bio adsorption has become a newer methodology for nuclear reactor cleaning. Bio adsorption attracts increased interest due to its low cost, high efficiency, and friendliness towards environment. Commonly used microorganisms for bio adsorption include fungi, yeast, and bacteria. The nature of the treatment of radioactive wastes allows for adsorption and storage within other porous media as well. New adsorbents will be added to the currently used ones for the safe treatment of radioactive wastes.