Oxygen-iron interaction in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic alloy

Date: 07/08/2016
Author: Aerts, A., Gavrilov, S., Manfredi, G., Marino, A., Rosseel, K.; Lim, J.

Published in: PCCP - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(29), 19526-19530. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01561A

Iron released by steel corrosion was found to be a key impurity in reactions with dissolved oxygen in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic alloy. The iron-oxygen-magnetite equilibrium was characterised, allowing quantification of phenomena that are important for long-term operation of lead alloy based installations, such as corrosion rate control and management of precipitates.