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Design challenges of a low level radioactive waste incinerator

A nuclear power plant located in Canada employs a solid and liquid waste incinerator to dispose of low level radioactive waste materials generated by plant maintenance activities. A number of safety and reliability issues prompted a detailed analysis of the plant’s design, resulting in many engineering and equipment changes to the system.

In Design Challenges for Modifications to a Low Level Radioactive Waste Incinerator, a presentation delivered at the 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Bill Norris discusses this project involving a complete re-design of the primary air injection system; a significant re-design of the primary chamber burner and combustion air systems; miscellaneous control changes; and measures to address shortfalls in volume reduction and uptime reliability.

The 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management took place March 19-22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

About Bill Norris: Bill Norris, a combustion, incineration, air pollution control and waste heat recovery expert at OBG, has 30 years of professional experience in the design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and operation of a wide variety of combustion, air pollution control, and waste heat recovery processes and systems. He has provided practical, mechanical and controls engineering for a wide variety of process equipment delivered to industrial, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing clients.

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Bill Norris  
(302) 525-4255 
William.Norris@obg.com



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