Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The ISOLDE project (Iodine Solubility and Degassing Experiment) consisted of five simulations of a loss of coolant accident (LOCA) in a pressurised water reactor. The results of accident investigations and experiments in heating PWR fuel rods to destruction under near LOCA conditions had, amongst other things, shown that release of I 131 from defective fuel rods is several orders of magnitude smaller than the 3 % of inventory expected in accordance with safety guidelines for the operation of nuclear power stations. In the ISOLDE project these results were broadly confirmed and additional results were obtained through a follow-up investigation, the aim of which was to account for all the iodine released from the fuel rods.

Additional information

Authors: KÜHNLEIN W, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);RUYTER I, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);SCHRÖDER R, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (KFA) (DE);MARKGRAF J F W, JRC Petten (NL);KUHNLEIN W, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH (KFA) (DE);SCHRODER R, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH (KFA) (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Jahrestagung Kerntechnik '93 (1993) pp. 163-166
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top