System and Method of Storing and/or Transferring High Level Radioactive Waste

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date: March 1, 2018
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: UMAX
Docket NumberHOL-060
Publication Number: US 2018/0061515 A1
Application Number: 15/798,705
Patent Number(s):

PCT Filed: April 18, 2013
PCT No: PCT/US2013/037228
PCT Pub. No: WO2013/158914
PCT Pub. Date: October 24, 2013

Related U.S. Application Data:

  • Application No. 14/395,790, published as US 2015/0071398 on March 12, 2015, and now Patent No. 9,831,005 B2
  • Provisional application No. 61/625,869, filed on April 18, 2012

Abstract: A module for storing high level radioactive waste includes an outer shell, having a hermetically closed bottom end, and an inner shell forming a cavity and being positioned inside the outer shell to form a space therebetween. At least one divider extends from the top to the bottom of the inner shell to create a plurality of inlet passageways through the space, each inlet passageway connecting to a bottom portion of the cavity. A plurality of inlet ducts each connect at least one of the inlet passageways and ambient atmosphere, and each includes an inlet duct cover affixed atop a surrounding inlet wall, the inlet wall being peripherally perforated. A removable lid is positioned atop the inner shell and has at least one outlet passageway connecting the cavity and the ambient atmosphere, the lid and the top of the inner shell being configured to form a hermetic seal therebetween.