Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Decommissioning of conventional and nuclear facilities

Departement head:            Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Gentes   

 

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Die Forschungsarbeiten der Abteilung Rückbau konventioneller und kerntechnischer Bauwerke sind neben der Einbindung in den Großforschungsbereich des KIT mit einer Professur und Arbeitsgruppe am Institut für Technologie und Management im Baubetrieb (TMB) an der Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften auch in den Universitätsbereich eingebunden.

 

 

Conventional dismantling:

In the conventional field, the aim is to standardize the deconstruction of buildings. This includes, among other things, the pollutant cleanup by means of automated procedures, including the possibility of remote handling and further development of current machine technologies. This minimizes the risks to the operating personnel when dealing with pollutants.

The following research topics are being dealt with:

  1. Standardization of the deconstruction of buildings
    • Pollutant remediation in conjunction with an automation or remote handling of hazardous substances such as asbestos, artificial mineral fibers or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
    • Disposal and recycling of waste streams, taking into account the necessary separation accuracy
  2. Deconstruction of buildings and technical installations
  3. Environmentally friendly demolition procedures
     

Nuclear Decommissioning:

The focus of the nuclear decommissioning area is the development of practice-related new decommissioning technologies (pilot projects) for unresolved problems and large-scale testing.

The following research topics are being dealt with:

  1. Standardized decommissioning of nuclear facilities
  2. Technologies and procedures for the dismantling of steel, stainless steel and reinforced concrete
    • Reduction of secondary waste
    • Automation and remote control of the procedures
    • Performance optimization of existing technologies
    • New development of methods and technologies
    • Management methods for the decommissioning
    • Retrieval technologies for repositories

 

Rückbau 1
Universelles Anbaugerät zum gezielten Abtrag von Wärmedämmverbundsystem (WDVS)
Rückbau 2
Prototyp zur Behandlung von Sekundärabfällen aus der Wasser-Abrasiv-Suspension- Schneidtechnik (WASS)
Rückbau 3
Rückbau 3