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RADWASTE DISPOSAL DRUM CENTRIFUGE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1223
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1223
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: RADWASTE DISPOSAL DRUM CENTRIFUGE
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,670.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT METHODS FOR PREPARING THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRIES LOW LEVEL SPENT RESIN RADWASTE FOR BURIAL DISPOSAL HAVE CREATED A PROBLEM IN TERMS OF LARGE WASTE VOLUME AND INABILITY TO MEET FEDERAL REGULATIONS CONTROLLING WASTE CHARACTERISTICS. FOSTER-MILLER, INC. HAS CONCEIVED A NOVEL CENTRIFUGAL TECHNIQUE FOR SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING THE RADWASTE VOLUME AND ASSOCIATED DISPOSAL COST WHILE PRODUCING A WASTE THAT COMPLIES WITH ALL PRESENT REGULATIONS. BY UTILIZING THE FINAL DISPOSAL DRUM AS THE MAIN ROTATING ELEMENT THE CENTRIFUGAL PACKING ACTION ON THE SOLIDS CAN REDUCE THE FINAL WASTE VOLUME BY UP TO 50 PERCENT. IF THIS CONCEPT IS SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED, COMMERCIAL USE BY EVERY U.S. NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS EXPECTED.

Principal Investigator:

Leslie S. Rubin
Senior Engineer

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller, Inc.
350 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02254

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