Experimental and Analytical Study on the Behavior of Cesium Iodide Aerosol/Vapor Deposition onto Inner Surface of Pipe Wall under Sever Accident Conditions
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The WAVE experiments have been performed at JAERI to investigate the CsI deposition onto the inner surface of pipe wall under typical severe accident conditions. It was shown that relatively large amount of CsI was deposited at the upstream floor of the pipe and that larger amount of CsI was deposited on the ceiling than the floor at the downstream. Analyses of the experiments have also been conducted with the three-dimensional thermohydraulic code, SPRAC, and the radionuclide transport analysis code, ART. The experimental results were well reproduced with ART by using peripherally subdivided pipe cross section and associated representative thermohydraulic information from SPRAC prediction. It was clarified through the present experiment and analyses that major deposition mechanisms for the chemical form of CsI are thermophoresis and condensation. Accordingly, the coupling of the FP behavior and the detailed thermohydraulic analyses was found to be essential in order to accurately predict the CsI deposition in the pipe, to which little attention has been paid in the previous studies.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 32(10), 1047-1053, 1995-10-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan