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The principal activities of the CEC in the area of iodine chemistry in severe nuclear reactor accidents are reviewed. Fundamental thermochemical data have been measured and assessed for a number of compounds or systems of importance in predicting the behaviour of fission products in the primary circuit. The Falcon programme of integral and separate effects experiments has examined the transport and deposition of fission products under reasonably representative accident conditions, with particular emphasis on containment iodine chemistry. The most important activity is through involvement with the Phebus-FP programme of in-pile integral tests, which involves detailed examination of the fuel bundle, primary circuit, and containment phenomena. These experiments will be modelled using various computer codes. The development of an integrated European severe accident code package (ESTER) is also supported.

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Authors: BENSON C G, AEA Technology, Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith (GB);DROSSINOS Y, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN RIJ H M, ECN Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd CSNI Workshop on Iodine Chemistry in Reactor Safety, Tokai-Mura (JP), Sept. 11-13, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36348 ORA
Record Number: 199111217 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en