Protocols and Test Standards
Nochar’s polymers have been subjected to rigorous testing standards at D.O.E. sites throughout the United States and numerous International sites as well. The following is a partial list of tests conducted:
VOC Head Space
Elevated Temp. Gas Generation
Iodine 129 Leach Test
89 Mega Rad (Gamma/Cobalt Source)
Percent Carbon Testing
Percent Hydrogen Testing
Ultra Violet testing
72 Mega Rad (Gamma/Cobalt Source)
“270 Mega Rad (Gamma/Cobalt Source)”
The test results are available upon request.
At present, Nochar has developed numerous products for commercial sale in the U.S. and international markets:
N910 Petro Bond
An efficient and effective polymer formulated to solidify oils, organics, solvents and other hydrocarbons into a solid mass for storage, transportation and disposal. N910 produces excellent TCLP results and has been tested to 89 Mega Rad (Gamma/Cobalt Source).
N991 “SCINT BOND”
The N991 product is targeted specifically for the medical and weapons laboratories that generate radiated and mixed waste in vials. It contains blended polymers designed specifically for the production bonding of Ultimagold and toluene based scintillation fluids.. The N991 product line includes a fully enclosed grinder machine and the N991 bonding agent. (The container is supplied by the user). The grinder cuts up the vials with the liquid waste and is then poured into the container for solidification. N991provides a safe one-step process for waste disposal.
N960 “ACID BOND”
N960 “ACID BOND” is formulated to bond acids, alkaline and contaminated aqueous waste, with or without radiological constituents. N960 is effective at both low and high ph ranges, creating a solid matrix for storage, transportation and disposal. Acid Bond has been consistently used through out nuclear complex to solidify TRU waste streams for transportation and disposal at WIPP.
Nochar has worked with many sites throughout the D.O.E. complex such as Rocky Flats, Mounds, Savannah River, Hanford and others. The objective is to create polymer blends to target complex problem radioactive waste streams in order to provide one step products. The following are just a few examples of the resulting blends:
- Polymer blend incorporating enriched Boron for waste streams containing active neutron sources.
- Polymer blends containing sodium carbonate to adjust the ph ratios and solifify in a one step process.
- Polymer blend using calcium carbonate for use with organic waste containing tri butyls.
- Polymer blends designed to solidify a wide range of organic/aqueous streams, for single step processing.
Nochar has consistantly demonstrated the ability to work with on-site waste management personnel to develop simple cost effective approaches for soloidification, transpotation and disposal of radioactive waste streams, while maintaining strict ALARA standards.
CUSTOM ENGINEERED NUCLEAR SERIES PRODUCTS
N935 – Solidifies alcohol based liquid waste
N961 – Hydrocarbons with 10% water based liquids
N962 – Hydrocarbons with 25% water based liquids
N963 – hydrocarbons with 15% water based liquids
N964 – Hydrocarbons with 5% water based liquids
N965 – Hydrocarbons with 50% water based liquids
N912 – Hydrocarbons with 1% water based liquids
N990 – Hydrocarbons with 10% water and a mineral spirit
N991 – 100% solidifier for scint fluids
N940 – 100% acid solidification with a pH adjustor
N941 – Blend for organic extraction chemicals
N968 – 80% hydrocarbons with 20% water based liquids
N967 – 85% hydrocarbons with 15% water based liquids