Studsvik developed a proprietary technology for the treatment of wet and dry waste. The result is a safer, more stable, inorganic waste form.
Thermal Organic Reduction THOR
THOR, Studsvik's technology for wet waste processing, solves two major radioactive waste challenges:
- Ion exchange resins (IER)/dry active waste (DAW), along with various low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes (LLRW/ILW), and liquid/sludge wastes,
- Nitrate/nitrite liquid and slurry wastes.
Studsvik's patented technology features a pyrolysis/steam reforming system to volume and mass reduce organic waste streams to a non-reactive waste form. Wet radioactive waste is heated up without any air supply, which starts a form of dry distillation, called pyrolysis. The process breaks down organics to form gaseous steam and CO2 , while retaining the radionuclides and inorganic material in solid form to be disposed. The non-leachable, dry, and homogenous output is a safer and more stable for disposal or on-site storage.
Radioactive waste streams that have been treated successfully include ion IER, nitrate wastes, DAW, and various liquid and sludge wastes.
Thermal Conversion Reformer
Thermal Conversion Reformer is the application of the THOR technology for virtually all dry waste materials including non-metal filters, DAW, and Personal Protective Equipment and Rags (PPE).
- Volume Reduction
- Lower Disposal Cost
- Safer, more stable, inorganic Class A Waste Form that is non-leachable, dry and homogeneous