Nuclear is a huge growth industry, not least because it offers a zero emissions solution for producing continually available energy in the form of electricity.
Offering a wealth of first-hand expertise in safety-critical, hazardous and arduous process applications, Hosokawa Micron Group is adept at collaborating with its nuclear industry customers to deliver everything from tailor-made, technology-packed standalone equipment to integrated process systems that safely and effectively meet the very specific, complex challenges and requirements demanded by this very specialist sector. Every project we are trusted to undertake for the nuclear industry is unique and requires a bespoke solution.
The Hosokawa Group is a trusted and reliable partner with a proven track record within the nuclear and associated industries. We offer process equipment for nuclear fuel (MOX), reprocessing plutonium and depleted uranium, drying and immobilization of contaminated materials.
Mixing Nuclear Materials
The Nauta® conical screw mixer has proven its usefulness in the production of nuclear fuel. It can be used for mixing uranium oxides, for mixing plutonium (recovered from used reactor fuel) with depleted uranium in the manufacturing of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and also for the reprocessing of weapons-grade plutonium (from military sources) to manufacture nuclear fuel rods for the production of electricity.
Drying & Immobilization of Contaminated Materials
The Nauta® vacuum dryer can be used to increase the dry mass content of wash liquids. It is also suitable for drying (low) contaminated materials prior to immobilization for long term waste storage.
The immobilization process can be performed using a Flexomix mixer/agglomerator. It mixes a solidifying mixture with contaminated wet nuclear material and water.
Size Reduction, Compaction, & Containment
Besides mixing, drying and agglomeration equipment, the Hosokawa Group can also supply size reduction and compaction equipment and containment solutions for the processing and of handling hazardous materials.
Hosokawa Micron offers process equipment and technologies from individual modular concept units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers’ demands and long term challenges. Contact us today to learn more.