Hydrogen permeation in zirconium using a molten salt devanathan-stachurski electrochemical cell

R. A. Carvajal-Ortiz, S. B. Lyon, M. Preuss, A. Ambard

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This paper explores whether the Devanathan-Stachurski method for the measurement of hydrogen permeation in metals can be extended to measure hydrogen diffusion zirconium at temperatures corresponding to the operating conditions of nuclear power plant. The investigation consisted of two steps, the selection of suitable electrodes and (molten salt) electrolytes for high temperature use, and the subsequent investigation of hydrogen charging and hydrogen electrochemical oxidation in the chosen electrolyte. An alternative electrochemical charging and oxidation method was devised using molten hydroxide (NaOH-KOH) as a suitable electrolyte at 250-300 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Electrochemical Society Meeting 2017 - New Orleans, United States of America
Duration: 28 May 20171 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862


ConferenceThe Electrochemical Society Meeting 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityNew Orleans

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