Fluid Tech knows that disposing of your waste allows for zero errors. Inferior products can lead to compliance issues and long-term liabilities that can cost a company millions of dollars. Fluid Tech products have the most trusted pedigree of any absorbents, solidification agents and water treatment ion exchange media for the treatment of radioactive and hazardous wastes.
The following FAQ list was developed to help answer some of the more common questions related to radioactive and hazardous waste treatment, and the products and services that Fluid Tech provides.
1. What is an absorbent and how can it be used to treat dangerous materials?
An absorbent is a material that can uniformly soak up aqueous solutions (water, solvents, etc.). Hazardous and radioactive liquids are often difficult to retrieve or separate from waste streams and the presence of liquid can impede the safe handling, processing and disposal of waste. Absorbents are used to immobilize liquids and allow for the safe disposal of waste materials in licensed and permitted facilities.
2. What is meant by the solidification of waste?
Solidification is a method for turning dangerous waste streams into a solid monolith. Once dried, the waste remains suspended within the solid monolith; making it safer for handling and disposal. Fluid Tech’s solidification agents result in monoliths that range from having a putty-like consistency to those that result in a hardened product.
3. What is kinds of radioactive wastes does Fluid Tech treat and where does it come from?
Fluid Tech serves government facilities, medical laboratories and commercial power stations. Most of the waste generated during nuclear operations are from components removed during the re-fueling of power plants, equipment used in medical isotope production and the decommissioning of legacy facilities. Fluid Tech helps waste generators manage routine and problematic wastes by supplying process equipment and treatment products for both solid and liquid waste streams.
4. Where does the waste go and why is waste treated before disposal?
Radioactive and hazardous wastes must be disposed at appropriately licensed and permitted facilities. Oversight of these disposal facilities comes from State and Federal agencies. Each site’s license defines what the site can disposition based upon their Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). There are numerous disposal sites in the United States with licenses and permits to receive radioactive and hazardous materials.
Foremost, the key treatment objectives are to ensure the safety of people and the environment. The method and process for treating waste is dependent upon each specific waste. (i.e. physical, chemical and radiological characteristics, waste volume, hazardous constituents present, etc.) Treatment of a waste is performed to ensure safety objectives are met and the final waste form is compliant with the disposal site WAC.
5. How can I identify the proper method to treat my waste?
If you are unsure of how your waste should be managed, Fluid Tech offers treatability studies and waste management planning services that help clients define all of the equipment, processes and best practices required to ensure that your treated waste meets disposal site acceptance criteria.
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Fluid Tech is proud of the products we have created and the service that we provide . Read some of the testimonials from our happy customers.
Princeton Construction Phoenix, AZ
Trans Seal dust suppression works like a charm. We use about 1 gallon per 50 gallons...this is a much more cost effective solution to asphalt or gravel.
Idaho Treatment Group Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) Idaho Falls, ID
We treated 84 source drums (solidification of low-level waste oil using PETROSET II that resulted in a total of 105 treated drums. Our actual cost per drum turned out to be about $1,380, far less than the approximately $4,000 per drum it used to cost to send the oil to an off-site location for processing, resulting in a 57% cost savings.
AECOM Separations Process Research Unit Niskayuna, NY
We have been using the AQUASET II-G on many of our aqueous streams here and it has worked great. It is our go-to on waters about everywhere on site.
Philotechnics, Ltd. Soil Remediation Project, TX
TRANS SEAL I worked as well as suggested and was extremely beneficial for site use. The most notable feature associated with the product was the longevity of service after the initial application. We applied the material as instructed and we were able to traverse the dirt roads with almost no dust creation for weeks thereafter.
Rattlesnake Oilfield Services, Andrews, TX
I was amazed by how well TRANS SEAL I not only kept dust levels lower than we thought achievable but helped to maintain the integrity of the haul roads and well-pads. Typically, after a storm we feel every little bump driving in the oil fields. But the roads treated with Trans Seal I still felt like we were just driving down the highway.
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