Ruthenium Oxidation in High Temperature Air and Release of Gaseous Ruthenium KFKI-3/2008

Hózer, Zoltán and Matus, L. and Vér, N. and Nagy, I. and Windberg, P. and Kunstár, M. and Alföldy, Bálint and Pintér, A. and Prokopiev, O. and Tóth, B. and Müller, K. (2008) Ruthenium Oxidation in High Temperature Air and Release of Gaseous Ruthenium KFKI-3/2008. Documentation. Hungarian Academy of Sciences KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest. (Unpublished)


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The RUSET experimental programme was launched in order to study Ru oxidation and release from fuel in high temperature air. More than forty small scale tests have been performed with mixed powder components of inactive materials and with short fuel rods. The influence of temperature, air flow rate and the presence of other fission products on the gaseous Ru release and the retention role of fuel pellets and cladding have been investigated. The test series indicated that if an air ingress type severe accident occurs most of the initial Ru mass can be released from the reactor core to the containment or environment. Some part of the released gaseous Ru undergoes precipitation and deposits on the cold surfaces, another part is released in gaseous form. The deposited Ru oxides can serve as a secondary source for further gaseous Ru release

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering / elektrotechnika, elektronika, atomtechnika
Depositing User: xErika xVári
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 10:30

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