Hadron Technologies Inc., a microwave technology and systems development and manufacturing company with offices in Tennessee and Colorado, has signed a license for a hybrid microwave and off-gas treatment system developed by Savannah River National Laboratory.
Equipment using the technology could be used to destroy a wide variety of substances ranging from medical wastes to harmful viruses and drugs such as methamphetamine, while still allowing for DNA analysis of the destroyed material.
The agreement gives Hadron the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the system developed at Savannah River Site.
The microwave system is used to support gas sample analysis as part of the SRS national defense mission. Laboratory experimentation has shown that the new form of hybrid microwave is capable of performing functions that traditional microwave systems could not achieve.
Metals, which normally cannot be introduced into a microwave system, not only can be treated in the system but are used to help increase the temperature of the lower chamber, enabling faster degradation of waste materials.