How to turn wet ILW into dry waste for long term, above ground storage?
We were explaining this recently at the NDA Supply Chain Event in Manchester on 1st November 2018, where we showcased the Advanced Vacuum Drying System (AVDS) to new and existing customers.
The Advanced Vacuum Drying System (AVDS) is an innovative, proven conditioning solution for intermediate level nuclear waste (ILW) sludge. AVDS applies heat, vacuum and refrigeration to remove moisture content from sludge.
Wastes are dried to ensure their passivity for long term storage. The waste is conditioned in its original and final, disposable container. Moisture content is removed down to a level of less than 1% wt/wt (waste dependant).
The award-winning AVDS facilitates cost efficient ‘in-box drying’ for long term, above ground storage in self-shielded Disposable Waste Containers, offering an alternative to the traditional concrete encapsulation of ILW.
Winner of Magnox Sites i4 Awards, Innovation Category in 2014, and Highly Commended by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the AVDS is actively commissioning waste at UK nuclear decommissioning sites.