Nuclear Industry

At Lucideon, we work across the nuclear industry, providing comprehensive testing and analysis of materials, support encapsulation and separation technologies and failure mechanism assessments.

We offer:

Material Validation and Certification

  • QA/QC for highly specified materials in the nuclear industry, for users and suppliers, including chemical, physical, mineralogical, microstructural, surface and structural analysis, on a wide range of materials including:
    • Glass frit for waste encapsulation
    • Cementitious materials for encapsulation
    • Simulated waste and leachates
    • Large-scale load bearing materials

Material Performance and Characterization

  • Physical properties of materials, including synthetic encapsulated waste. To determine and understand chemical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials to enable a better understanding of material performance.  A wide range of capabilities with applications including:
    • Modulus of elasticity, pre and post neutron exposure
    • Impact, tensile and crushing strength
    • Thermal conductivity and encapsulation

Evaluation to Support Waste Encapsulation Trials

  • Robust data to support the studies on the structure and stability of waste encapsulation.  Types of data provided have included:
    • Bulk chemistry, including trace metals, rare earth elements, and platinoids.
    • Encapsulated mineralogy – quantification of phases, cell parameters and leachate studies
    • Microstructural information including; morphology, grain size, chemistry and elemental distributions
    • Production-scale demonstrations

Waste Stream Separation and Encapsulation Validation

  • An understanding of the processes in separating and encapsulating a range of waste streams. Services include:
    • Developing specific separation and encapsulation technologies
    • Plant and process design from concept to operation
    • Mass balance of components on separation
    • Comprehensive range of analytical capabilities and breadth of skills to maximise the data recovery

Corrosion Analysis and Defect Investigation

  • Evaluation of reactions or degradation of components and systems
    • Physical and chemical surface analysis
    • Chemical depth profiling
    • Impact of surface changes
    • Identification of contaminants and modes of failure – both physical and chemical.

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