|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Corrosion in Heavy Liquid Metals for Energy Systems
||Investigation on the Evaporation Rate of Liquid Lead and Radioisotope Retention Capability of Molten Lead as Coolant
||Shuprio Ghosh, Osman Anderoglu, Cemal Cakez, Khaled Talaat, Keith Woloshun, Michael Epstein, Sung Jin Lee, Paolo Ferroni, Emre Tatli, Matthew Memmott
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Uncertainties regarding the radionuclide retention properties of molten lead in accident conditions have hampered the safety assessment and licensing process of Lead Cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs). The radionuclide retention capability of molten lead is largely influenced by its chemical properties and fluidic movement inside the reactor vessel. Lead aerosol is produced by vaporization of lead and is released into the argon cover gas region. Fission products present in the coolant may also be released as additional components of the lead aerosol. This current research on lead evaporation rate aims to improve existing knowledge in predicting the radioisotope (e.g. I, Cs, Sr etc) release into the cover gas region in an accident scenario.
||Nuclear Materials, Mechanical Properties, Other