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Nuclear Safety

The work addresses hydrogen safety in nuclear power in two areas:

  • Environmental and public protection against hydrogen induced containment failure in hypothetical core-melt accidents in Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR's), and
  • Investigation of radiolysis gas (2 H2 + O2 + steam) combustion and control in operating Boiling Water Reactors (BWR's).

The developed analysis tools were applied to hydrogen management in thirteen nuclear power plants of different operating status.

Applications in Nuclear Safety

Status

PWR

BWR

Shut-Down

- Heißdampfreaktor (HDR) Kahlstein

 

Operating

- Biblis A
- Neckerwestheim 2 (GKN-2)
- Borselle, Netherlands (KCB)
- Temelin, Czech. Rep. (VVER-1000)

- Brunsbüttel (KKB)
- Krümmel (KKK)
- Phillipsburg (KKP-1)
- Leibstadt (Switzerland)

Next Generation

- European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR)
- Korean Adv. Press. Water Reactor (APR-1400)
- Accident resistant PWR (Eibl-Design)

- BWR design study of Siemens-Framatome (SWR-1000)