Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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New book: Nuclear Corrosion Science and Engineering, D. Feron (Editor)
Article Type: Conferences, training and publications From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 58, Issue 4
Corrosion is a major problem in nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel and waste management facilities, where the integrity of radioactive containment systems is required to hold firm under very stringent conditions and over extended periods of time. Understanding these corrosion mechanisms, the systems and materials they affect, and the methods to accurately measure their incidence is of critical importance to the nuclear industry. Combining analytical models into this understanding allows operators to predict the service life of corrosion-affected nuclear plant materials, and apply, as required, the most appropriate maintenance and mitigation options to ensure safe long-term operation. This book critically reviews the fundamental corrosion mechanisms that affect nuclear installations, including both aqueous and non-aqueous corrosion mechanisms and the nuclear materials susceptible to attack from these mechanisms. This coverage is extended with reviews of monitoring and assessment technologies and techniques for active/irradiated systems, as well as lifetime prediction tools. The final sections review the particular nuclear installations that corrosion affects, from current reactor designs to next generation designs, as well as fuel processing/reprocessing and waste storage/disposal site. In these final sections, chapter review the corrosion mechanisms that affect each system in particular, and the applicable monitoring, assessment and mitigation techniques used to measure and control this degradation.
Hardcover: 810 pages, Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd (30 September 2011), ISBN-10: 1845697650, ISBN-13: 978-1845697655.