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  • Passive containment cooling system with hydrogen recombiner for prolonged station blackout   Order a copy of this article
    by Shripad T. Revankar 
    Abstract: An accident scenario beyond the design basis, where station blackout could lead to a severe accident with hydrogen release, has become important after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. In this paper, a passive containment cooling system (PCCS) combined with a hydrogen mitigation system is suggested that will passively remove containment heat load as well as mitigate hydrogen from the containment atmosphere during a prolonged station blackout. It is proposed to make use of atmospheric air as the ultimate heat sink to reject the PCCS heat, which in turn will transfer heat from the containment. In the proposed design, a finned vertical tube type PCCS system submersed in pool water is considered, with the supply of pool water lasting three days following which airflow cools the PCCS tubes over the long term. The PCCS inlet flow path will have a catalytic recombiner that is effective during the first few days should there be any hydrogen generation and accumulation in the containment.
    Keywords: passive containment cooling; passive condenser; severe accident; station blackout; hydrogen mitigation;.