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The hotline allows the decommissioning and dismantlement community to post problems
in a specific decommissioning and dismantlement (D&D) area and get solutions
from the subject matter specialists. Users can also search for previously published
problems and their solutions.
Technology provides information on decommissioning and dismantlement related technologies including robotics
and any associated demonstrations. It provides technology descriptions, benefits,
limitations, and associated links and documents. It also provides vendor information,
technology and demonstration fact sheet reports, and search capabilities.
The custom decommissioning and dismantlement web crawler searches and retrieve information
from decommissioning and dismantlement related websites. The crawler provides the
user with a listing of best-matching web pages, usually with a short summary containing
the document's title or parts of the text.
The mobile system component provides access to important D&D KM-IT features through wireless devices. The D&D community users can access the following modules from their mobile devices: vendor directory, specialist directory, hotline, technology information, picture library, lessons learned and best practices, and the fixative module.
Lessons learned provides a repository of documents published by the decommissioning
and dismantlement community users. This allows them to share their experience with
Best practices provides a repository of decommissioning and dismantlement best practices
documents that the user community can upload to the system.
The video/picture library allows community users to upload decommissioning and dismantlement
technology and demonstration videos and pictures to the decommissioning and dismantlement
KM-IT system. The videos and pictures could then be viewed by the decommissioning
and dismantlement community.
Weekly reports published by the ALARA center include the status of the decommissioning
and dismantlement activities that have taken place at various centers. It includes
the list of ALARA center activities for consecutive weeks. This feature makes the
reports available to the entire decommissioning and dismantlement user community.
The specialist directory provides a directory of decommissioning and dismantlement
experts in different areas along with their contact information. The user can search
the specialist directory by name or by area of interest.
Vendor management provides a directory of decommissioning and dismantlement vendors
along with their contact information.
D&D Research for DOE EM highlights the recent, current, and ongoing research being
performed by and for DOE EM as well as international D&D research to support the high
priority D&D needs to bring the remaining cleanup projects to completion in support
of site closure. This research includes activities at and through collaborations
with academic universities, national laboratories, DOE contractor facilities, and
The training component provides training videos related to decommissioning and dismantlement
work, ALARA Centers’ training material and custom training for the decommissioning
and dismantlement community.
Cleaning up landfills, sorting toxic waste or decommissioning
nuclear plants require complex and often burdensome
protective measures. Research in this area is being performed using remote-controlled robots and autonomous machines to protect the health of people working on these hazardous environments.
Tank waste has recently been discovered in the annulus of AY-102. Inspection tools are needed to isolate and pinpoint the source of the material entering the annulus. These tools will need to provide video feedback so that an assessment can be made regarding the structural integrity of the tank bottoms.
The pneumatic crawler is an inspection tool designed to inspect radioactive pipelines with variable sizes around 3 and 4 inches in diameter, while providing video, environmental and structural feedback. The device is currently being developed at the Applied Research Center (ARC) at FIU for the robotic inspection of the ventilation header of the AY-102 tank storing radioactive waste at Hanford site.
Miniature inspection rover for the inspection of the refractories of the double-shell tank at Hanford site. Miniature robotic system that equipped with a camera for visual feedback, and navigate semi-autonomously for the refractory’s visual inspections.
A robotic vehicle that is able to climb a vertical flat surface for the purposes of monitoring and inspection. Capable of climbing a vertical flat surface. Low-cost design, ease of operation. Remote controlled, various sensor integrations.
The ICM Remote Sprayer Platform was demonstrated on June 24-25, 2010, at the International Climbing Machine (ICM) facility in Ithaca, NY, under a contract with Florida International University’s Applied Research Center. The objective of the technology evaluation was to document the ability of the remote system to spray three different strippable coating products (Instacote CC Strip, Carboline ALARA 1146, and CBI Polymers DeconGel) onto vertical concrete and metal surfaces.
The global nuclear industry has a growing volume of nuclear waste which needs to be scanned, sorted
according to its activity and material type, then processed into the correct waste packages for long term
storage and disposal. It is vital that there is a detailed understanding of the waste inventory stored in
long term waste containers, as knowledge of their contents could predict or prevent any adverse effects
Browse through the different D&D research categories below
Monitoring & Scanning
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