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Thermodynamic evaluation of the solidification phase of molten core-concrete under estimated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident conditions

Kitagaki, Toru  ; Yano, Kimihiko ; Ogino, Hideki; Washiya, Tadahiro 

The solidification phases of molten core-concrete under the estimated molten core-concrete interaction (MCCI) conditions in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 were predicted using the thermodynamic equilibrium calculation tool in order to contribute toward the 1F decommissioning work and to understand the accident progression via the analytical results for the 1F MCCI products. We showed that most of the U and Zr in the molten core-concrete forms (U,Zr)O$$_{2}$$ and (Zr,U)SiO$$_{4}$$, and the formation of other phases with these elements is limited. However, the formation of (Zr,U)SiO$$_{4}$$ requires a relatively long time. Therefore, the formation of (Zr,U)SiO$$_{4}$$ is limited under quenching conditions. The solidification phenomenon of the crust under quenching conditions and that of the molten pool under thermodynamic equilibrium conditions in the 1F MCCI progression are discussed.



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Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary



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