[ RadSafe ] BWR radiation safety issues
bjmannpe at aol.com
bjmannpe at aol.com
Mon Dec 5 14:54:16 CST 2011
tion to the references identified by the other responders, here are a few good references on radionuclide production (from fuel and corrosoin products) ransport and measurement in light water reactor systems. These are texts or monographs (as opposed to papers in technical publications):
1. Cohen, Water Coolant Technology of Power Reactors, American Nuclear Society, 1985. This is a good introduction and summary of what was known through the early 80's. May be out of print.
2. Neeb. Radiochemistry of Nuclear Power Plants with Light Water Reactors, Walter deGruyter, Berlin 1997. Comprehensive, but very expensive - may be available from a library.
3. Lin, Radiochemistry in Nuclear Power Reactors, National Academies Press 1996.
Other good sources of information are:
various EPRI reports such as BWR Water Chemistry Guidelines and Operating experience reports. Requires an entree with EPRI, however.
BWR Owners Group, again an entree is needed.
From: Kulp, Jeffrey B <kulpjb at wsu.edu>
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Sent: Mon, Dec 5, 2011 1:41 pm
Subject: [ RadSafe ] BWR radiation safety issues
I would like to call on the expertise of any HP's who have experience with
oiling water reactors; I am interested in radiation safety issues associated
ith boiling water reactors while operating and shutdown. My interest is
rimarily in the steam, condensate and feed systems. I know about N-16 carryover
o the steam side of the plant, but I read an article recently that discusses
roblems with Xe, Kr, and Iodine as well; these are fission products, are the
uthors saying that the fuel cladding is not able to contain fission product
ases? Another article I read talks about activated corrosion products in the
ondensate and feed systems. How do the corrosion products become activated, is
he condensate and feed systems in a BWR plant subject to a neutron flux? Any
larification offered will be appreciated.
ashington State University
adiation Safety Office
ullman, WA 99164-1302
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