KEP TECHNOLOGIES CHOSEN FOR THE EUROPEAN CHANCE PROJECT

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A NEW CALORIMETER, DESIGNED AND BUILT BY KEP TECHNOLOGIES

A NEW CALORIMETER, DESIGNED AND BUILT BY KEP TECHNOLOGIES

We’re proud to share that KEP Technologies was the commercial enterprise selected to participate with other experts in the European CHANCE project. 
 
Safe interim storage and final disposal of radioactive waste (RW) requires effective characterization and quality control of the waste. The CHANCE project therefore aims to address the specific and complex issue of the characterization of conditioned radioactive waste (CRW) by means of non-destructive analytical (NDA) techniques and methodologies. Characterization issues within CHANCE encompass both physico-chemical characterization and radiological characterization. 

The CHANCE project will establish a comprehensive understanding of current characterization methods and quality control schemes for conditioned radioactive waste in Europe. Furthermore, CHANCE will develop, test and validate already-identified and novel techniques that will undoubtedly improve the characterization of CRW.

These include: 

  • Calorimetry as an innovative non-destructive technique to reduce uncertainties on the inventory of radionuclides
  • Muon Tomography to address the specific issue of non-destructive control of the content of large volume nuclear waste
  • Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) as an innovative technique to characterize outgassing of radioactive waste

Using calorimetry as a non-destructive characterization technique, more accurate nuclear (conditioned) waste accounting can be obtained.

Interested to learn more about the benefits of calorimetry in nuclear measurement?

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