“STATE-OF-THE-ART” POLYMER TECHNOLOGY FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE TREATMENT
In 1997, Nochar began testing its high-tech polymers for the solidification of liquid radioactive waste. Nochar polymers were introduced in 1999 into the U.S. nuclear weapons complex as an alternative methodology for the treatment of problematic liquid radioactive waste streams. The N-Series quickly gained acceptance for its ability to solidify and immobilize difficult radioactive waste streams without the failures associated with standard adsorbents (surface collectors), such as clay, concrete, bitumen, and other similar products.
Nuclear liquid wastes treated with the Nochar polymers have been successfully transported and disposed of from all of the former weapons sites, such as Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Hanford, Savannah River Site, to name a few. Since its inception into the nuclear field, Nochar’s polymers have been and are being utilized internationally at nuclear sites in Canada, Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Australia, UK, France and many other countries world-wide.