Nuclear graphite recycling
Waste radiation energy harvesting
Since NDB uses recycled nuclear graphite as raw material which contains radioactive carbon. Therefore by manufacturing NDBs out of nuclear graphite, one can generate electricity from it.
In contrast to traditional measures taken to handle nuclear waste. Thus by storing them in a highly specialized container. However, this is a very costly process. In fact, the global cost of nuclear waste storage was above US$100 billion.
Therefore by recycling the waste it saves a lot of money as well as remove toxic waste and create a useful battery out of it. Moreover, what makes nuclear graphite particularly troubling is its long half-life. Thus the length of time that it will remain radioactive.
Since nuclear graphite has a halflife of 5,730 years. Therefore nuclear graphite remains radioactive for thousands of years. In fact, it takes 28000 years for 97% of it to become non-radioactive. Thus if kept unrecycled, nuclear graphite will remain an environmental hazard for equally as long.
Therefore by recycling the nuclear graphite into NDB, which is contained in a robust and radiation-absorbing diamond shield. Then the radiation could be kept locked in safely for its lifetime.
Moreover, since diamond is extremely inert. Therefore it can withstand the test of time without any degradation. Thus it is a longlasting solution to a long-lasting problem.
Furthermore to recycling, NDB has application in the nuclear power industry through denuclearisation. In other words, NDB is making nuclear waste not only safe but non-radioactive by the end of its device life.
For example, one of the core issues with nuclear waste is the harmful radiation that it emits. However, what if we could make that non-nuclear over time?
Since carbon-14, the radioactive material in the nuclear graphite decays into nitrogen-14. Thus a non-radioactive material. In fact, most of our air (80%) is made of nitrogen.
Therefore, when the NDB is used to generate electricity. As a result, it turns a harmful nuclear waste into harmless air. Since all of this happens within the diamond radiation shield that contains the radiation. Therefore NDB is in effect denuclearizing the nuclear waste in a controlled manner.
In contrast to the alternative where nuclear waste is emitting harmful radiation for thousands of years. Whilst NDB safely contains the radiation. Therefore NDB has application in nuclear waste denuclearisation.
Although it is at a very early stage of discussion. However, NDB is also considering transferring the techniques used to fabricate NDB as a means of extracting more electricity out from the wasted radiation in a nuclear power station. Thus further adding the application to nuclear power plants.