Iodine-Paint interactions

Ari Auvinen, L Bosland, S Dickinson, G A Glowa, L E Herranz, S Lamminmäki, Teemu Kärkelä, D A Powers, M Salay, S Tietze

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    Results from the Phébus-FP integral experiments have changed significantly the expectations for gaseous iodine behavior in reactor containments following nuclear accidents. Collaborative efforts underway to understand the behavior of gaseous iodine are focused on the interaction of iodine with epoxy paint. Experimental and ab initio analyses are being used to develop mechanistic descriptions of iodine absorption by paint and the evolution of both molecular iodine and methyl iodide from irradiated paint. Mechanistic understandings of these processes are needed to use findings from the studies for applications in analyses of the variety of paints found in power plants that have aged in service and will degrade during reactor accidents
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event6th European Review meeting on Severe Accident Research, ERMSAR-2013 - Avignon, France
    Duration: 2 Oct 20134 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 6


    Conference6th European Review meeting on Severe Accident Research, ERMSAR-2013
    Abbreviated titleERMSAR-2013


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