The process is characterized by the treatment of low activity solid waste generated at nuclear facilities (protection equipment, clothes, footwear, plastics, pallet wood, etc.) through a pyrolysis process, in the absence of oxygen, so that a small volume solid fraction is obtained (chart), a liquid stream and a gas fraction (syngas).
The liquid stream once treated to be concentrated and is stabilized in solid medium.
The syngas, which is a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, short-chain hydrocarbons, benzene, etc., are converted to carbon dioxide and water by means of a catalytic thermal oxidation process.
In this manner, the initial solid waste is converted into a minute fraction of the individual waste, as well as a gas stream that can be released to the atmosphere with total ease after passing the strictest of environmental controls.