Corrosion by liquid lead and lead-bismuth: experimental results review and analysis

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Liquid metal technologies for liquid lead and lead-bismuth alloy are under wide investigation and development for advanced nuclear energy systems and waste transmutation systems. Material corrosion is one of the main issues studied a lot recently in the development of the liquid metal technology. This study reviews corrosion by liquid lead and lead bismuth, including the corrosion mechanisms, corrosion inhibitor and the formation of the protective oxide layer. The available experimental data are analyzed by using a corrosion model in which the oxidation and scale removal are coupled. Based on the model, long-term behaviors of steels in liquid lead and ... continued below

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Zhang, Jinsuo January 1, 2008.

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Liquid metal technologies for liquid lead and lead-bismuth alloy are under wide investigation and development for advanced nuclear energy systems and waste transmutation systems. Material corrosion is one of the main issues studied a lot recently in the development of the liquid metal technology. This study reviews corrosion by liquid lead and lead bismuth, including the corrosion mechanisms, corrosion inhibitor and the formation of the protective oxide layer. The available experimental data are analyzed by using a corrosion model in which the oxidation and scale removal are coupled. Based on the model, long-term behaviors of steels in liquid lead and lead-bismuth are predictable. This report provides information for the selection of structural materials for typical nuclear reactor coolant systems when selecting liquid lead or lead bismuth as heat transfer media.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-08-07550
  • Report No.: LA-UR-08-7550
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA25396
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 956606
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc928376

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Zhang, Jinsuo. Corrosion by liquid lead and lead-bismuth: experimental results review and analysis, article, January 1, 2008; [New Mexico]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc928376/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.