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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2019, 2(1); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.020011.

A New Method of Controlling Dissolved Oxygen in Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Systems by Electrochemical Oxygen Pumping


Yungan Zhao, Fenglei Niu and Anxia Yang

Corresponding Author:
Yungan Zhao

Beijing Key Laboratory of Passive Nuclear Power Safety and Technology, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
*Corresponding author e-mail: 18101305658@163.com


Liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) was used as coolant and spallation target in Accelerator Driven Sub-critical System(ADS). However, structural material corrosion caused by LBE is a serious problem which can lead to a system failure. Through controlling concentration of dissolved oxygen in LBE, the oxide scales can form on the surface of the material and protect the material from corrosion. At present, there are mainly two methods of oxygen control, which are gas phase oxygen control and solid phase control. Both of them have considerable disadvantages when applying to large scale nuclear systems. In this paper, the researcher fabricates an electrochemical oxygen pumping (EOP) which has been widely used in industry production in order to achieve highly accurate control of the dissolved oxygen concentration in LBE systems. In this paper, a set of electrochemical oxygen pumping is designed.


oxygen pumping, lead-bismuth eutectic, dissolved oxygen concentration, oxygen control system

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Yungan Zhao, Fenglei Niu and Anxia Yang, A New Method of Controlling Dissolved Oxygen in Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Systems by Electrochemical Oxygen Pumping. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2019) Vol. 2: 21-28. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.020011.


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