Injectable sacrificial material systems and methods to contain molten corium in nuclear accidents

Patent Number: 11,309,096
Issued: 4/19/2022
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Abstract: Systems and methods for injecting a carbonate-based sacrificial material into a nuclear reactor containment for containment of molten corium in severe nuclear reactor accidents are disclosed. Molten corium can be quickly cooled and solidified by the endothermic decomposition of the sacrificial material.
Filed: 7/25/2019
Application Number: 16/521,887
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.