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ABRASIVE-WATERJET TECHNIQUE FOR DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1227
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1227
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: ABRASIVE-WATERJET TECHNIQUE FOR DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $427,564.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH ADDRESSES A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR "BULK CONCRETE" REMOVAL IN NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISSIONING PURPOSES. THIS TECHNIQUE EMPLOYS ABRASIVE-WATERJETS TO CUT DEEP KERFS IN CONCRETE, AS WELL AS REBARS. THE FEASIBILITY OF ACHIEVING DEEP CUTS (> 2 FT.) AS WELL AS CONTAINMENT OF CONTAMINATED MATERIALS WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN THIS PHASE OF RESEARCH. INFORMATION ON "IDEAL" DEMOLITION TOOL CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE GATHERED FROM PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN DECOMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES. THIS "IDEALIZED" TOOL CONCEPT WILL GUIDE OUR APPROACH IN DESIGNING ABRASIVE-WATERJET NOZZLES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEVICES. NOZZLES WILL BE TESTED TO ACHIEVE DEEP AND PRECISE CUTS IN CONCRETE SAMPLES SIMILAR TO WHAT IS USED IN NUCLEAR FACILITIES. ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON CONTAINMENT OF WATER, ABRASIVES AND CUTTINGS. THE FEASIBILITY OF RECYCLING WATER AND ABRASIVES WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE FINAL REPORT WILL CONTAIN INFORMATION ON COST ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE STUDY WITH OTHER TECHNIQUES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Mohamed Hashish
Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Industries Inc.
21414 68th Ave. South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No