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Radioactive Waste Management: Indian scenario

 

BARC’s Contribution to R&D on HLW management

India is one of the few countries to have mastered the technology of vitrification. Over the years BARC has developed the technology for vitrification of HLW. India has a unique distinction of having operating vitrification plant at Tarapur and Trombay.  In our existing plant at Trombay vitrification process is essentially batch operation consisting of heating and fusing of pre-concentrated waste and glass forming additives and is carried out in melters based on induction heating. A typical sketch of multi-zone induction melter is shown in Fig below

Schematic of Melters used for Vitrification of HLW : Pot melter used at Trombay

Schematic of Melters used for Vitrification of HLW : Pot melter used at Trombay

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