Selection of Corrosion Resistant Materials for Nuclear Waste Repositories

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Several countries are considering geological repositories to dispose of nuclear waste. The environment of most of the currently considered repositories will be reducing in nature, except for the repository in the US, which is going to be oxidizing. For the reducing repositories, alloys such as carbon steel, stainless steels and titanium are being evaluated. For the repository in the US, some of the most corrosion resistant commercially available alloys are being investigated. This paper presents a summary of the behavior of the different materials under consideration for the repositories and the current understanding of the degradation modes of the proposed ... continued below

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Rebak, R.B. August 28, 2006.

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Several countries are considering geological repositories to dispose of nuclear waste. The environment of most of the currently considered repositories will be reducing in nature, except for the repository in the US, which is going to be oxidizing. For the reducing repositories, alloys such as carbon steel, stainless steels and titanium are being evaluated. For the repository in the US, some of the most corrosion resistant commercially available alloys are being investigated. This paper presents a summary of the behavior of the different materials under consideration for the repositories and the current understanding of the degradation modes of the proposed alloys in ground water environments from the point of view of general corrosion, localized corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-PRDC-221893
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  • DOI: 10.2172/894820 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 894820
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Rebak, R.B. Selection of Corrosion Resistant Materials for Nuclear Waste Repositories, report, August 28, 2006; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887754/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.