Over the past 6 years C-Tech Innovation has been working in collaboration with National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) in conjunction with Sellafield to develop technologies for the more cost effective decontamination of nuclear facilities.
As part of this work C-Tech have developed a proprietary enhanced electrochemical process for the decontamination of metalwork.
Our EASD technology involves applying an electric current of particular alternating waveform to the contaminated metal surface whilst in contact with a suitable electrolyte. The process removes the radioactivity from the surface much more rapidly than conventional techniques.
The process can be used to treat metal surfaces in a number of configurations commonly found on nuclear plant including the internal surfaces of metal pipework and vessels and other equipment surfaces.
- Nuclear decontamination of metalwork
- Targeted metal surface etching