Applicability of Pneumatic Capsule Pipeline System to Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility

Various transport systems have been studied for the transportation of waste packages and buffer materials from the ground surface to the underground radioactive waste disposal facility, such as a lift and a vehicle. This paper introduces pneumatic capsule pipeline system as a new ,method for the transportation. The system is designed to transport pneumaticlly waste packages and buffer materials between the surface and the underground. The system is also used to transport excavated debris, equipment and materials during construction. It is economical to utilize the system for air ventilation in addition to be used for transportation. The capsule moving in the shaft can be controlled at appropriate speed by adjusting the air pressure in the shaft. This paper discusses the applicability of the system to the geological disposal based on analytical simulation and experimental study.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sumitomo Metal Industries, Limited

    5-15, Kitahama, Higashi-ku
    Osaka 541,   Japan 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Hane, K
    • Okutsu, K
    • Matsui, N
    • Kosugi, S
  • Publication Date: 2002-2


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2005 9:00AM