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Hydrogen removal from LWR containments by catalytic coated thermal insulation elements

Objective

An alternative concept for mitigation of hydrogen in the containment shall be developed. The concept focuses on catalytic coated surfaces of the thermal insulation of the primary system components. A first estimate shows that there are sufficient insulation surfaces to achieve adequate recombination rates. As compared to the installation of catalytic recombiner modules, physical considerations indicate potentials for a higher safety and better economic conditions of the alternative concept. The project shall combine experimental work, numerical simulation and safety/cost/benefit analysis to establish the concept as a product for the nuclear technology market.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BATTELLE INGENIEURTECHNIK GMBH
Address
Düsseldorfer Straße 9
65760 Eschborn
Germany

Participants (5)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
3,Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Juelich
KAEFER ISOLIERTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Getreidestrasse 3
28217 Bremen
SWEDPOWER AB
Sweden
Address
Jaemtlandsgatan 99
162 16 Stockholm