Deactivation & Decommissioning

ARC has over 20 years of experience in performing research in the area of D&D of nuclear facilities, having participated in over 300 projects since 1995 in support of the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management. As part of this support, ARC has evaluated baseline and innovative technologies for D&D applications; to date, over 150 technologies have been assessed at ARC’s facilities in Miami, at DOE sites, and at technology vendors’ facilities.

Research Areas and Capabilities

  • Testing resistance of fixatives and intumescent coatings to direct flame

    Testing resistance of fixatives and intumescent coatings to direct flame

    D&D technology innovation, development, demonstration, evaluation, and deployment

  • Adaptation of intumescent coatings to enhance fire resiliency and protection for fixatives and facilities in support of D&D activities at SRS 235-F and across the DOE EM complex
  • Implementation of a phased approach for the standards development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of D&D technologies, with an initial emphasis on intumescent coatings and fixatives
  • Cross-cutting applications of robotic technologies from ARC’s high-level waste research area in support of D&D activities
  • Development of web-based knowledge management and information tools for the community of D&D practitioners to collect, maintain, preserve, and disseminate D&D knowledge across the U.S. and the globe.

Collaborators

  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Idaho National Laboratory

Publications

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Deshon, J. (DOE Fellow). Fixatives Decision Model on KM-IT Platform. Waste Management 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.
  • Sinicrope, J., P. Shoffner, L. Lagos. The Pursuit of Incombustible Fixatives: Mitigating Release of Contaminants in Fire Conditions. Waste Management 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.
  • Upadhyay, H., L. Lagos, W. Quintero, P. Shoffner, J. De Gregory, Robotics Technologies on Knowledge Management Information Tool (KM-IT) Platform. Waste Management 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.
  • Viera, J. (DOE Fellow). ASTM Testing Standards Development for D&D Technologies. Waste Management 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.
  • Zanlongo, S. (DOE Fellow).Cooperative Robot Scheduling and Path Planning for D&D Applications. Waste Management 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.

Professional and News Publications

  • Sinicrope, J., P. Shoffner, E. Walker, L. Lagos (2016). The Expanding Nuclear Niche: Meeting the Growing Need for Standardized Testing and Performance Metrics for the Deactivation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities. ASTM International Standardization News, March 2016.

Infrastructure

Photos

Featured Research Projects

Contact

Dr. Leonel Lagos
Director of Research
Applied Research Center at
Florida International University

10555 W. Flagler Street
Suite 2100
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: 305-348-1810
Fax: 305-348-2309
lagosl@fiu.edu


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