Modelling of hydrogen production from pore water radiolysis in cemented intermediate level waste
1 EDF R&D MMC, site des Renardières, avenue des Renardières, 77718, Moret sur Loing France
2 CEA/DEN/DANS/DPC/SECR/LECBA, centre de Saclay, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette France
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In France, some of the intermediate and low level wastes are embedded in hydraulic binder and put into concrete canisters. They contain β and γ emitters which cause an irradiation of water present in the pores of the hydraulic binder. This is responsible for a dihydrogen (H2) production due to radiolysis. EDF R&D and CEA have collaborated since many years in order to understand this phenomenon and develop a model called DO-RE-MI which can predict such a production of dihydrogen in concrete waste packages. A parametric study, using the developed model, was implemented in order to determine the effects of each parameter on H2 production. The main results are presented in this paper.
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