The fill of several large nuclear natural drift cooling towers in France were severely fouled and contaminated with the bacterium. The fill removed during the repack is treated in a transportable facility located on-site close to the cooling tower. In the facility, the fill is cut in small parts, the mud and the scaling are separated from the PVC. The collected mud and scaling are treated to kill all bacteria. It can be recycled in a cement factory as an example. The PVC is also treated to obtain the output of the facility clean PVC ready for recycling.

01-03: Recycling Contaminated and Fouled PVC Fill

  • Michel Monjoie, Serge Vigier, Hamon Thermal Europe