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A method and system for separating, collecting and isolating radioactive metallic elements from low grade, dry, solid non-metallic nuclear bulk waste that includes physically degrading the low grade waste by shredding or grinding into small pieces, configuring the bulk waste into a waste stream, bombarding the waste stream with microwave energy at a preselected frequency treating the waste stream in a time varying magnetic field, causing the radioactive particles to disperse away from the bulk waste and collecting the separated micron sized radioactive particles. The present method and system provide for a low cost, non-complex system of separating out conductive radioactive particles from essentially non-metallic, dry, low grade nuclear waste allowing safe return to the environment of 95% to 99%, by volume, of the processed nuclear waste, greatly reducing the volume of nuclear waste that must be safely stored.

Title
Process to remove radioactive elements present in bulk low-grade waste
Application Number
9/134719
Publication Number
6032881
Application Date
August 14, 1998
Publication Date
March 7, 2000
Inventor
Clayton H Kass
Modjeska
CA, US
Joshua D Bass
Modjeska
CA, US
Agent
Malin Haley & DiMaggio P A
Assignee
Environmental Solutions & Technology
ID, US
IPC
B02C 7/08
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