Chemical interaction between sea-salt and tellurium, between 300 and 1180 K
Journal article, 2018

As an emergency action during the Fukushima accident, seawater was used to maintain cooling. To evaluate the effect of the salt on fission-products, sodium chloride, and tellurium were heated together using different ratios in different atmospheres (inert or oxidizing) using thermogravimetric analysis. The experiment under inert conditions showed no indication of interaction. However, under oxidizing conditions an interaction for all samples was observed that prevented an otherwise observed mass increase of the tellurium reference. The change in the appearance of the samples at increasing temperatures was studied by heating them in a furnace.

Thermogravimetric

Tellurium

Sodium chloride

Fukushima

Author

Fredrik Espegren

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Henrik Glanneskog

Vattenfall

Mark Foreman

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Christian Ekberg

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

0236-5731 (ISSN) 1588-2780 (eISSN)

Vol. 317 1 535-543

Subject Categories

Analytical Chemistry

Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

DOI

10.1007/s10967-018-5922-1

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9/17/2018