Corrosion issues in water-cooled water-moderated energetic reactor (WWER) systems

K. Varga, E. H. Deák, J. Schunk

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Abstract

In this chapter, the main corrosion-erosion peculiarities to have emerged in the primary and secondary cooling circuits of WWER-type PWRs are presented and discussed. Special attention is paid to the description of the structural and technological specificity of WWER reactors. The comprehensive survey reveals that an optimized strategy for selecting the appropriate material quality and corresponding water chemistry provides the most direct tool, and consequently, plays a key role in corrosion control and mitigation both in the primary and secondary systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Corrosion Science and Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages634-678
Number of pages45
ISBN (Print)9781845697655
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • Construction materials
  • Corrosion
  • Erosion
  • Monitoring
  • WWER
  • Water chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Varga, K., Deák, E. H., & Schunk, J. (2012). Corrosion issues in water-cooled water-moderated energetic reactor (WWER) systems. In Nuclear Corrosion Science and Engineering (pp. 634-678). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857095343.5.634