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Abstract

In severe nuclear reactor accidents, resuspension of particulate matter deposited in the primary circuit may change the quantity and timing of releases of radioactive material into the environment. The STORM programme consists of experiments at the JRC Ispra and modelling contributions of the JRC and other organisations, with the objective of establishing an extensive and consistent database of results on resuspension. In the first phase of the project, studies to optimise the yield and to control the particle size distributions when using a commercially available plasma torch have been carried out. Thermal-hydraulic tests have also been performed to check the flow and temperature regulation and the measuring systems, and to provide experimental data to be compared with three-dimensional model calculations of flow in the mixing vessel. Test rig experiments on resuspension of a sparse monolayer are in progress and will be compared with a newly developed model for these conditions.

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Authors: HAUTOJÄRVI A, JRC Ispra (IT);BACHLER J, JRC Ispra (IT);HUMMEL R, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHULZE W, JRC Ispra (IT);CAPITAO J A, JRC Ispra (IT);DE SANTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Aerosol Conference, Helsinki (FI), September 18-22, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39008 ORA
Record Number: 199510740 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en