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Abstract

Fission product transport in the primary circuit of a light water reactor depends crucially on the physical state of transported species. This report analyses the behaviour of vapours in four integral Falcon experiments via the predictions of VICTORIA92/ESTER. Only the thermal gradient part of the Falcon circuit was analysed. The main differences in the experimental boundary conditions were the presence/absence of boric acid, carrier gas oxygen potential, and fission product molar fraction. It is concluded that VICTORIA predicts aerosol deposition profiles well, but more experiments are needed to validate the full thermodynamic equilibrium approach used in VICTORIA.

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Authors: HONTAÑON E, JRC Ispra (IT);DROSSINOS Y, JRC Ispra (IT);SHEPHERD I M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 20th Reunion Anual de la Sociedad Nuclear Espanola, Cordoba (ES), October 26-28, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38540 ORA
Record Number: 199411176 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en