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Coolant Technology of Water Cooled Reactors

An Overview

English STI/DOC/010/347 92-0-100193-2
20.50 1993


This report is a survey of coolant technology in water cooled reactors which focuses on the following objectives: (a) man-sievert reduction; (b) plant life extension; (c) fuel life extension; (d) general safety and materials reliability.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Description of reactor coolant systems; 3. Chemistry of primary coolant in water cooled reactors; 4. Corrosion in the primary coolant systems of water cooled reactors; 5. Activity transport mechanisms of water cooled reactors; 6. Decontamination of water cooled reactors; 7. Areas for future research and development; 8. Conclusions.

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