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Heavy Water Production

Heavy Water Board (HWB), a constituent unit of Industries and Minerals Sector under Department of Atomic Energy, is primarily responsible for production of Heavy Water (Deuterium Oxide-D2O) which is used as a 'moderator' and 'Coolant' in the nuclear power as well as research reactors. HWB has mastered the complex production technology using two chemical exchange processes viz. H2S-H2O bithermal process and NH3-H2 monothermal process. India is one of the largest manufacturers of heavy water in the world and is meeting the heavy water requirements of the Indian Nuclear Power Programme. The plants based on Ammonia-Hydrogen (NH3-H2) exchange process are linked to the ammonia fertilizer plants for synthesis gas feed supply while H2S-H2O based plants are independent in this respect. HWB is successfully operating six Heavy Water Plants in the country. A technology demonstration plant using Water-Ammonia (H2O-NH3) deuterium exchange to make the ammonia based Heavy Water Plants independent of fertilizer plants is also developed and demonstrated at HWP, Baroda, Gujrat.  All Heavy Water Plants have well defined Safety & Environmental Policy and maintaining excellent records in these areas.

 

Heavy Water Board and its Plants are ISO Certified for Quality Management System, Environment Management System and Occupational Health & Safety Management System.

 

Heavy Water Product from HWB meets stringent quality specifications for international requirements. Heavy Water Board has successfully exported Heavy Water to countries viz. South Korea, China and USA.

 
New Activities

In addition to producing Heavy Water, Heavy Water Board is also engaged in following New Activities:

Production          

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Production of Tri-Butyl Phosphate and D2EHPA solvents required for Solvent Extraction in Front End and Back end of Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
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Production of B10 Enriched Elemental Boron through different processes engineered by HWB, required for Prototype Fast Breeder Reactors (PFBRs) .
Developmental Work
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Based on lab technology from BARC & IGCAR, processes for commercial production of new solvents are being developed.
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Development of Cryogenic Process System.
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Development of process & technology for production of O18 isotope (D2O18) for PET Scanning & Metabolic Studies.

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Setting up of a R&D centre for developing NMR Solvents, Deuterium-labelled compounds and suitable catalysts for Hydrogen – Water Exchange process.

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Development of closed cell technology for Sodium Production to meet the requirement of FBRs.

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Setting up of Rare Material Recovery Plant.
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Development of technology for direct conversion of boric acid to boron carbide.
Corporate Memberships:
  • Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association (ICMA)
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • Federation of Indian Chemical Industries (FICI)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • Indian Atomic Industrial Forum (IAIF)
  • Fertilizer Association of India (FAI)
 
Management System Certification:
  • HWB has been certified under ISO 9001-2008 for Quality Management Systems.
  • Heavy Water Plant, Kota has been certified for ISO 9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 for Environment Management Systems and IS 18000 for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
  • Heavy Water Plant, Tuticorin has been certified for ISO 9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 for Environment Management Systems and IS 18000 for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
  • Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru has been certified for ISO 9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 for Environment Management Systems.
  • Heavy Water Plant, Hazira has been certified for ISO 9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 for Environment Management Systems.
  • Heavy Water Plant, Thal has been certified for ISO9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 for Environment Management Systems & OSHAS18000 for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
  • Potassium Metal plant of Heavy Water Plant, Baroda has been certified under ISO9001-2000 for Quality Management Systems.
 
Services being Offered by HWB:
  • Energy Auditing
  • Flue Gas Conditioning
  • Surplus Electrical Power Supply
  • Process Retrofitting / Re-engineering
  • Integrated Energy Management
  • Commissioning Assistance
  • Safety Assessment
 
 
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