ANSTO is a statutory body of the Australian government, formed in 1987 to replace the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Headquartered in Lucas Heights, a suburb in southern Sydney, it is a public research organisation responsible for delivering specialised advice, scientific services and products.
Lycopodium worked with ANSTO in the development of an innovative and cutting edge technology on their new SyMo Waste Treatment Plant (SWTP), which is an integral part of ANSTO’s strategic plan that addresses the requirements of managing radioactive waste.
The SWTP facility utilises Synroc Technologies, an innovative waste treatment process technology designed to lock up nuclear waste, thus providing a safe and secure method for final disposal.
Lycopodium’s role was to provide the detailed design for the Off-Gas System (OGS).
SWTP is used to process liquid waste from the production of radiopharmaceutical Molybdenum 99.