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Localized corrosion behavior of stainless steel in the diluted artificial sea-water contacted with zeolite under $$gamma$$-ray irradiation

Kato, Chiaki  ; Sato, Tomonori ; Nakano, Junichi; Ueno, Fumiyoshi  ; Yamagishi, Isao ; Yamamoto, Masahiro 

In relation to the consideration for long-term storage of spent Cs adsorption vessels containing zeolites in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, corrosion of the vessel material in the spent Cs adsorption vessel is one of important issues. We performed electrochemical tests of stainless steel (SUS 316L) in the zeolites containing artificial seawater under $$gamma$$-ray irradiation. The spontaneous potential ($$E_{rm SP}$$) and critical pitting potential ($$V_{rm c}$$), of SUS 316L were measured to understand the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel in this study. The rest potential of the stainless steel increased with increasing time after $$gamma$$-ray irradiation. The $$E_{rm SP}$$, defined as the steady rest potential, increased with increasing dose rate, while increasing $$E_{rm SP}$$ was suppressed by contact with the zeolites. Concentration of H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$ in bulk water increased with increasing dose rate. The concentration increasing was suppressed by contact with the zeolites due to decomposition of H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$. There was good relationship between $$E_{rm SP}$$ and the concentration of H$$_{2}$$O$$_{2}$$. The $$V_{rm c}$$ of SUS 316L contacted with the zeolites decreased with increasing Cl$$^{-}$$ ion concentration and is slightly smaller than the $$V_{rm c}$$ in the bulk water. The contact with the zeolites causes the suppressant of increasing $$E_{rm SP}$$ under the irradiation. The contact with the zeolite can reduce probability in the localized corrosion for SUS 316L.



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