Our company was established in 1993 on the basis of the research laboratories at the Ural Chemical Research Institute (UNICHIM).
It took part in the recovery operations after the Chernobyl disaster under a government-sponsored program. As part of this program, the company developed and started producing a number of selective sorbents for various applications:
- ANFEZH®, the analysis sorbent designed for Cs radionuclide monitoring in industrial and natural water bodies, drinking water, milk, and other solutions.
- FEZHEL®, an industrial sorbent designed for removal of radionuclides and heavy metals from liquid industrial waste such as process solutions from nuclear power plants, reactors, etc. Later on, other sorbents, including NIKET®, UNIKET®, MODIKS®, etc., were developed.
- BIFEZH® and FERROCINUM are veterinary sorbents designed to remove radionuclides and heavy metals from domestic and livestock animals.
- Selective sorbents for radioactive contamination cleanup
EKSORB develops and produces science-based chemical products. The company has its own pilot production facility, the accredited chemical and analytical center, research and process engineering departments. Through our science and technology capabilities, we offer solutions to a wide variety of challenges, including the most complex ones:
- Determination, analysis, and monitoring of cesium (Cs) radionuclides in natural waters and industrial water bodies, drinking water, sea water, milk, and other solutions
- Development of express radionuclide analysis (137Cs, 134Cs, etc.) for radiation contaminated areas to assess radionuclide migration and determine radionuclide activity. Search for radionuclide sources and hot spots in radiation contaminated areas
- Removal of radionuclides from aqueous solutions and liquid radioactive waste (LRW); radionuclide sorption from natural waters
- Elimination of radionuclides in animals. Production of clean livestock products. For over 15 years, our company has been producing radionuclide adsorbents used for removal of radionuclides and heavy metals from living farm animals in order to prevent contamination of foodstuffs with radionuclides
- Development of radioactive cleanup technology for emergency response operations
- Development and approval of measurement procedures for quantitative chemical analysis
- Chemical analysis of water for individuals and businesses. Site visits to determine the reason for contamination
It is impossible to imagine a modern high-tech state without nuclear energy. However, accidents at such complex facilities as nuclear power plants pose a particular danger to human health due to the release of radionuclides polluting the environment for years to come. Such radioactive contamination can and should be controlled, and Russia has experience in this kind of control.
Experts note that after the accident at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture such radioactive elements as cesium and iodine got into the environment. Radioactive iodine has a short lifespan, its natural decomposition occurs within a few weeks, and it poses a risk to human health only in the short term.
Long-lived cesium radionuclides, 137Cs and 134Cs, are the most hazardous emitters. Biologically, they are the most hazardous ones because they are analogues of potassium, the biogenic element of the body. They easily replace it and gradually accumulate in the body in increasing quantities, causing internal human exposure. Moreover, cesium is quickly accumulated and slowly excreted from the body.
EKSORB offers a variety of products for nuclear accident mitigation and recovery. Our products have been successfully used for 25 years in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine to eliminate radiation contamination caused by the Chernobyl disaster.