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Iodine chemistry and vapour-aerosol interactions have been identified as key uncertainties in modelling severe accidents in nuclear plant. The objectives of this study were to develop a better understanding of such behaviour and to incorporate he findings into a model. Experimental work has been conducted in conjunction with theoretical studies and code analyses. Calculations made with the codes give good agreement with the experimental data, providing confidence in their application to plant studies. This work should aid in reducing uncertainties associated with the assessment of the consequences of severe reactor accidents.

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Authors: SIMS H E ET AL., AEA Reactor Services, Fuel Performance Division, Harwell, Didcot (GB);ELLICOTT P ET AL., AEA Reactor Services, Fuel Performance and Safety Division, Winfrith Technology Centre (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15457 EN (1994) 76 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199511605 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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