Corrosion of metals in category B&C waste: A review of literature data

Frank Druyts, Sébastien Caes

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Abstract

Report SCK•CEN-ER-0412 “Corrosion of Metals in B&C waste” presents the deliverable in specification sheet 15-SCK-EBC-12 of the research package (RP) “EBC – Engineered Barriers Characterization (process identification & properties)” that forms part of the ONDRAF/NIRAS research programme on the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel for the period 2015-2020. The topic covered by this report is mainly focused on the corrosion rate as a function of pH of metals relevant for B&C waste, other than carbon steel, and in particular Zirconium alloys, metallic uranium, aluminium, beryllium, stainless steel, and inconel. This report summarizes corrosion rate data for the above mentioned metals in alkaline (pH 8-13.5) and anoxic conditions. The ultimate goal of the report is to describe the dependence of the corrosion rate on pH.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages77
StatePublished - 1 May 2019

Publication series

NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie
No.ER-0412

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