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Project summary

 

The aim of the CURES project is to investigate the degradation of cable insulation material and identify the released organic compounds. Furthermore, the effect of these organic species on fission product source term will be evaluated. The presence of organic material inside the containment building in accident scenario is a recognized issue and is especially concerning in relation to iodine chemistry. The reactions between organic material and fission products can produce extremely volatile species which are known to be difficult to trap with current management actions. Painted surfaces have been conventionally used as the organic precursor but the effect of calbe insulation has not been thoroughly studied. In the CURES project the release of organic material from cable insulators and the formation of organic fission product species will be studied using Gammcell200 60Co source which will be couple directly to a GC-MS for direct detection of the releases species. The CURES team consists of experienced experts and PhD students, a combination that is both skillfull and innovative, and has a history of producing high quality results within the severe accident field. The release of organic material from cable insulators and the formation of organic fission product species will be studied using Gammcell200 60Co source which will be couple directly to a GC-MS for direct detection of the releases species.

 

Lead organisation

Chalmers University of Technology

 

Contact person

Professor Christian Ekberg

Kemivägen 4, 41596 Gothenburg Sweden

che@chalmers.se

+46317722801

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