The heat is on……….. using plasma technology

Using a plasma furnace burning at 3000°C, Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University and Rosatom have developed a plasma treatment method for graphite waste produced by nuclear reactors – by evaporating and/or sublime contaminated graphite. The physiochemical properties of each element are then used to fractionate them apart. This process reduces the volume of the resulting waste, disposes of isotopes with differing half-lives using different routes, and can be fully automated to reduce the risk to human operators.

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