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It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
P. Chandramohan, M. P. Srinivasan, S. Velmurugan
Nuclear Technology | Volume 200 | Number 3 | December 2017 | Pages 269-277
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1371561
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Chromite or chromium containing oxides are formed as a protective oxide film on the stainless steel surface of heat transport systems. The chemical dissolution of these passive oxide films forms an important step in decontamination formulation development for water-cooled nuclear reactor systems. Dissolved ozone as a reagent was tested for effective chemical dissolution of Fe3+ substituted in nickel chromite and individual component oxides. The study showed the importance of the solution pH and temperature on the dissolution kinetics of Cr2O3, NiO, and NiFexCr2-xO4. Neutral water pH or 0.04 mM OH− were better for achieving a high dissolution rate for chromium containing oxides compared to acidic (2.5 mM H+) or alkaline conditions. In an acidic condition, the release of nickel from NiO or nickel chromite was more in the ozone medium compared to a high pH condition. Substitution of Fe3+ in nickel chromite affected the dissolution behavior in the ozone medium. The dissolution of Fe3+ substituted in nickel chromite showed a small increase in the dissolution rate constant with up to composition x = 0.4, and further increase in the Fe3+ composition in the oxide lattice decreased the dissolution rate constant.