EUROTECH DEMONSTRATES EKOR MICRO-ENCAPSULATING FOR BATTELLE.Eurotech, Ltd., (AMEX AMEX
See: American Stock Exchange :EUO), Fairfax, Va., has successfully completed a paid demonstration of its EKOR Sealer sealer,
n a substance used to fill the space around silver or gutta-percha points in a pulp canal. Most contain some combination of zinc, barium, and bismuth salts and eugenol, Canadian balsam, and eucalyptol. product for Battelle Memorial Institute The Battelle Memorial Institute is a private not-for-profit applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The institute opened in 1929 but traces its origins to the 1923 will of Ohio industrialist Gordon Battelle which provided for its at Battelle's West Jefferson Facility in Ohio. In this application, EKOR coated concrete shield blocks and demonstrated EKOR Sealer as superior to conventional material as a macro-encapsulating coating of hot cell walls and other radioactive contaminated components in the decommissioning Decommissioning is a general term for a formal process to remove something from operational status. Some specific instances include:
Battelle will decommission five hot cells at the West Jefferson Facility and one hot cell at West Valley, New York West Valley is a hamlet located within the town of Ashford, New York in Cattaraugus Country, Western New York. Located at the intersection of Cattaraugus County Route 53 and New York State Route 240, the hamlet is home to West Valley Central School and the West Valley Demonstration . EKOR Sealer may be used as the coating of the inner hot cell walls, shield doors and various other structures and equipment prior to diamond wire cutting them into manageable sizes for disposal.
Hot cells were used for over thirty years of testing and evaluation of intact nuclear fuel elements from nuclear power plants. These structures have become highly contaminated and still contain an estimated 6,000 curies of activity in the form of metallurgical samples, contaminated equipment, sediment and fuel pieces, and distributed contamination on interior cell walls. The cells at West Jefferson contain about 13,000 cubic feet of transuranic trans·u·ran·ic also trans·u·ra·ni·um
Having an atomic number greater than 92.
[trans- + uran(ium) + -ic. material and a greater volume of low-level wastes. EKOR Sealer has demonstrated that the loose contamination in the hot cells can be fixed in place and safely contained while the cells are diamond cut for easier handling and disposal. EKOR's strong adhesion and resistance to chemical and radioactive corrosion, make EKOR Sealer ideal for the hot cell projects.
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