Laser cleaning has been proven to remove ‘fixed’ contamination. This cleaning solution eliminates water contamination and subsequent purification. Laser cleaning radioactive materials consists of irradiating the surface with fibre laser. This cleans the surface and turns surface contaminants into a gas or vapor. With proper fume extraction and filtration, these materials can be brought down to ‘free release’ levels.
Given that this application is in its infancy, we are exploring new approaches and applications on materials requiring decontamination with our laser cleaning systems. Our systems are the user-friendliest for such applications. We also realize that users will be heavily dressed in PPE and our systems respond to this need accordingly.