Symposium on Water Chemistry and Corrosion in Nuclear Power Plants in Asia - 2015
Convention Centre, Anupuram (Kalpakkam), Near Chennai, India.
02 - 04 September, 2015
Water Chemistry and Corrosion in Nuclear Power Plants Water chemistry plays an important role in enabling the smooth operation of the plant by controlling the corrosion and radiation field build-up. For example, in the eighties, BWRs and PWRs could reduce radiation field build-up by employing zinc ion passivation technique. Similarly, the inter-granular corrosion problem that arose due to the radiolytically produced oxygen could be largely solved by the hydrogen water chemistry and later by the hydrogen water chemistry and noble metal chemical addition.
The chemistry regimes of steam generators of PWRs and PHWRs are modified by introducing newer amines and the impurity levels in the secondary coolant are lowered by introducing better analytical techniques. These measures have largely improved the problem of scaling and corrosion and there has been significant improvement in the performance of the steam generators. Similarly, continuous improvements are being made in the process and condenser cooling water systems.
All the improvements in the water chemistry of nuclear power plants could be brought out by making systematic efforts to understand the problem and there by bringing a solution to the problem. New developments in water chemistry are brought about through sustained efforts of scientists and operators. The experiences gained in applying the new findings to the nuclear power plants have been traditionally shared through the symposia and conferences, thereby benefiting the nuclear industry as a whole. Symposium on water chemistry and corrosion in nuclear power plants in Asia is one such forum where the knowledge gained through the operating experiences of the nuclear power plants is shared and the new developments in this field are brought out.
Symposium on water chemistry and corrosion in nuclear plants in Asia is held every two years alternately in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. China and India have also been included to organize this symposium in turns. This Asian Water Chemistry conference in 2015 is scheduled to be held in India during 2 - 4 September 2015. The venue of the meeting will be Anupuram, near Mamallapuram (please see map). During this meeting, issues related to nuclear power plants on corrosion and water chemistry are proposed to be covered.