Evaluation of Hydrogen Generation from Radiolysis from Breached Spent Fuel

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Ionizing radiation from spent nuclear fuel (SNF) can cause radiolytic decomposition of water and generation of hydrogen. Factors affecting hydrogen production include the type of radiation (alpha, gamma, and neutron), the radiation (alpha, gamma, and neutron), the linear energy transfer (LET) rates from the radiation, the water chemistry and dissolved gases, and physical conditions such as temperature and pressure. A review of the mechanisms for the radiolytic generation of hydrogen applicable to breached SNF has been performed. A qualitative evaluation of the potential for generation of hydrogen in the pure water used in water-filled shipping casks at the Savannah River ... continued below

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Vinson, D.W. September 17, 2002.

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Ionizing radiation from spent nuclear fuel (SNF) can cause radiolytic decomposition of water and generation of hydrogen. Factors affecting hydrogen production include the type of radiation (alpha, gamma, and neutron), the radiation (alpha, gamma, and neutron), the linear energy transfer (LET) rates from the radiation, the water chemistry and dissolved gases, and physical conditions such as temperature and pressure. A review of the mechanisms for the radiolytic generation of hydrogen applicable to breached SNF has been performed. A qualitative evaluation of the potential for generation of hydrogen in the pure water used in water-filled shipping casks at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is made.

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  • DOE SNF and Fissile Materials Management, Charleston, SC (US), 09/17/2002--09/20/2002

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2002-00728
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 801709
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Vinson, D.W. Evaluation of Hydrogen Generation from Radiolysis from Breached Spent Fuel, article, September 17, 2002; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736310/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.