IRVINE, Calif.--(Perma-Fix Environmental Services, a leading provider of nuclear and mixed waste management. The objective is deployment of the Kurion GeoMelt® In-Container Vitrification (ICV™) technology in the Perma-Fix processing facilities to minimize and stabilize customer wastes for safe, secure and permanent disposal.)--Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management technologies, announced that it was partnering with
“Together, we look forward to addressing some of the most challenging nuclear waste streams around the world. Perma-Fix’s permitted facilities, including its Perma-Fix Northwest facility in Hanford, Washington, are ideally suited for processing a variety of domestic nuclear waste streams.”
Kurion’s GeoMelt® ICV™ turns certain components of waste into glass through a process known as vitrification (a volume reduction and stabilization process that immobilizes waste in a leach-resistant glass matrix so that the resulting waste form provides the ultimate assurance of long-term environmental isolation). The ICV™ is a cost-effective, modular, robust and easily deployable in-container and low-cost application of vitrification. The ICV™ is ideal for tank, mixed, debris-laden or pre-containerized waste streams where temperature, glass former and process flexibility is important to address waste streams with varying and/or challenging chemistries and densities. GeoMelt® has been used around the world and has many different applications.
Targeted waste streams for processing and demonstration of capabilities include Class B or C nuclear power plant primary or radwaste resins, filters, sludges; sealed sources; and those waste streams required by customers to be vitrified, such as certain Hanford Low Activity Wastes (LAW). Vitrification is considered the “gold standard” in terms of immobilizing wastes and protecting the environment.
“Perma-Fix, a pioneer and technology leader in treating a variety of nuclear waste streams, is the ideal partner to help further our own advanced technologies,” said Ralph DiSibio, Kurion Chairman and CEO. “Together, we look forward to addressing some of the most challenging nuclear waste streams around the world. Perma-Fix’s permitted facilities, including its Perma-Fix Northwest facility in Hanford, Washington, are ideally suited for processing a variety of domestic nuclear waste streams.”
“We believe that this collaboration will allow us to treat a variety of highly complex nuclear waste streams that currently have no other commercially available treatment and disposal options,” said Louis Centofanti, Perma-Fix Chairman. “We are excited to work exclusively with Kurion in advancing this discriminating technology in the U.S. and other strategic markets.”
KURION PROVIDES INNOVATIVE, EASILY DEPLOYABLE TECHNOLOGIES TO ACCELERATE PROJECT PERFORMANCE AND COMPLIANCE AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE CUSTOMER RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT LIFE-CYCLE COSTS. FOUNDED IN 2008, KURION IS BACKED BY LEADING ENERGY INVESTORS LUX CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, FIRELAKE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ACADIA WOODS PARTNERS. HEADQUARTERED IN IRVINE, CALIF., KURION OPERATES A TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT ITS RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS LICENSED FACILITY IN OAK RIDGE, TENN., TWO FACILITIES IN RICHLAND, WASH. FOR NON-RADIOACTIVE DEMONSTRATION TESTING, ENGINEERING AND STORAGE OF MOBILE SYSTEMS AND PERFORMS RADIOACTIVE TESTING AT PNNL IN RICHLAND, WASH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.KURION.COM.