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Reprocessing and Disposal Cells

for radioactive sources, medical products and radiopharmaceuticals

Using the experience from different projects we offer solutions for the reprocessing of radioactive sources and products to recycle parts and prepare proper disposal. Apart from the design and provision of equipment our scientific experts offer consulting and process planning to ensure the best possible results.

Key Features

We rely on cells for recycling Am-241 radiation sources from ionization smoke detectors (ISD) planned and manufactured by Isotope Technologies Dresden GmbH. Since its installation in 2014, we have successfully recovered activity from more than 4.5 million ISD sources in it.

Michael König

Operations Manager ISD-Recycling, Gamma-Service Recycling GmbH

Detail Information

Eckert & Ziegler offers different solutions for the reprocessing, recycling and preparation for disposal of radioactive sources and products utilizing radionuclides. With the experience from various projects and the operation of own facilities for different applications, we are able to transfer knowhow to customer processes.
This includes the complete design and implementation of controlled areas, dry and wet storages, radiation safety regime, handling laboratories and other special arrangements such as exhaust systems and integrated service areas.

Am-241 Recycling from Ionization Smoke Detectors

Apart from several external projects Eckert & Ziegler operates an Am-241 ionization smoke detector (ISD) recycling line at its site in Dresden, Germany. The box arrangement with advanced safety precautions for alpha emitter handling was completely developed and designed by Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Technologies Dresden. The radiochemical process reaches recovery yields of >99,5 % for Am-241. Since 2014 more than 4.5 mio pieces of ISD have been processed.

Process and Services

Eckert & Ziegler is committed to deliver the best possible solution for your process and project. Therefore, we offer several services for the arrangement of facilities inside new or present premises together with our hot cell equipment. These include consulting and support for the determination of space, clean room, auxiliary and special additional requirements as well as material and personnel flow schemes, effectivity testing, measurement and customization of shielding and lead glass windows for your application.
Furthermore, we provide mock-ups for testing the functional handling and special combined transport and docking solutions for input and output of radioactive material into the hot cell. A dedicated project manager will support you from first contact, via design, installation and training to service and extension of your facility.

Product specific questions?

Isotope Technologies
Dresden GmbH
Rossendorfer Ring 42
01328 Dresden
Germany

+49 35 12 66 34 0
+49 35 12 66 34 10
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