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Prediction and evaluation of decontamination performance of venturi scrubber in actual environments

Horiguchi, Naoki  ; Yoshida, Hiroyuki ; Uesawa, Shinichiro ; Abe, Yutaka*

Venturi scrubber is installed in nuclear power plant as a component of filtered venting system and used to remove small aerosols with fission products. There is, however, no method to estimate its decontamination performance in the assumed operating pressure range. In this study, we establish a method to estimate the decontamination performance based on mechanistic thermal hydrodynamic simulation code and report simulated results of the thermal hydrodynamics and decontamination performance in the pressure range in the pressure range in actual environments. With decrease in inlet pressure of the Venturi scrubber, gas flow velocity at the throat of it is suppressed, liquid flow velocity in a hole of it by self-priming changes and the decontamination factor changes were obtained. Also, with larger the aerosol diameter, the decontamination factor become larger was obtained.

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