AINT WINS 2ND PLACE AT THE "NUCLEAR INNOVATION PRIZE" FOR THE QUANTOM PROJECT
the European Commission awarded the winners of the Nuclear Innovation Prize. This prize, awarded at the FISA 2022 & EURADWASTE ’22, gives recognition to outstanding researchers or engineers who have found innovative ideas or proposed new solutions in the fission area. There are 2 specific categories: Nuclear Innovation Prize in safety of reactor systems & Nuclear Innovation Prize in radioactive waste management.
Winners in the category of waste management
Second prize (€30 000): QUANTOM by Framatome GmbH, Aachen Institute for Nuclear Training GmbH and Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis.
Authors have developed and tested the innovative drum inspection system QUANTOM® for non-destructive material characterization. The measuring system is based on the application of neutrons as probes. The possibility of analyzing waste drums non-destructively and without repackaging significantly avoids radiation exposure and secondary waste. The scientific work of the winners show that technology transfer from the nuclear sector can also produce innovative technology for other non-nuclear areas.