Description: A survey was made of unclassified literature dealing with the control of activity build-up in pressurized water reactors by high-pH coolants. Survey results indicate that a high-pH coolant is desirable for control of induced radioactivity build-up in pressurized water reactors containing significant amounts of stainless steel and that no significant hazards are introduced by adoption of a high-pH coolant. Lithium hydroxide was found to be the most acceptable agent for coolant pH control. Strong-base-form mixed-bed resin is effective in maintaining both coolant pH and coolant purity. (auth)
Date: January 23, 1961
Creator: Bergen, C. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department