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Konstantin Volchek

Research & Development Canada

Mr. Konstantin Volchek Ph.D., P.Eng.

Future Forces Forum

Head, Environmental Restoration Emergencies Science and Technology Section
EOALRS, Water Science and Technology Environment Canada


Infrastructure Mitigation Technology to Respond to Radiological Incidents

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and its partners have developed a mitigation technology to rapidly reduce levels of radioactivity in areas and infrastructure impacted by a radiological release. This study was funded by the Canadian Safety and Security Program. The technology uses water-based chemical formulations that facilitate the removal of radionuclides from affected surfaces. It enables responders to accomplish their tasks more safely, effectively, and to operate for longer periods of time. The mitigation technology is usable by first responders themselves and can be quickly deployed over a wide area. It has a low cost and is environmentally friendly.The technology was successfully demonstrated on a large scale in summer of 2015.  This presentation will focus on the demonstration trial, lessons learned, and opportunities for a full-scale technology implementation. 

Curriculum Vitae

Konstantin Volchek is currently leads the Environmental Restoration Unit at Environment and Climate Change Canada. He has over 25 years of work in government research laboratories, private sector firms and universities. Focus areas include CBRN security, environmental site remediation, hazardous waste management, and cleanup technology development and evaluation.

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