JRM Vol.36 No.1 pp. 107-114
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2024.p0107

Development Report:

Development of Zeolite Removal Robot for Decommissioning

Daisaku Uchijima, Kenichi Tao, Koju Nishizawa, Shiro Kikuchi, Tomoki Sakaue, and Hajime Hanaoka

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
1-1-3 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8560, Japan

July 20, 2023
November 8, 2023
February 20, 2024
nuclear power, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, underwater robot

The transfer of stagnant water from the basement floor of the waste treatment building at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is planned because of the possibility of water flowing out of the building if another tsunami occurs. However, the basement floor is installed with high-dose zeolite sandbags as adsorbents for radioactive materials, which renders their removal challenging. In this study, we conduct a field survey and field reproduction as well as develop a robot that can perform zeolite removal based on the results obtained. In addition, we perform verification tests in a full-scale mock-up test environment and extract issues for application to actual equipment.

Zeolite-removal robot

Zeolite-removal robot

Cite this article as:
D. Uchijima, K. Tao, K. Nishizawa, S. Kikuchi, T. Sakaue, and H. Hanaoka, “Development of Zeolite Removal Robot for Decommissioning,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.36 No.1, pp. 107-114, 2024.
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