To engineer a solution to significantly reduce the volume of Plutonium Contaminated Material (PCM) waste in storage, with the added benefit of sustainably and safely lowering long term storage and disposal costs.
RED is part of an integrated team engineering a full-scale prototype furnace system that uses plasma technology to size reduce and vitrify drums containing simulated PCM waste. The prototype will provide a technology demonstration that will support strategic decision making to inform future UK PLC investments.
Benefits to the client
RED has been part of Sellafield’s ‘Higher Activity Waste Thermal Treatment Team’ since inception supporting project definition, concept development and initial technology selection.