A Study on Characteristics of pH Control with Amines in the Secondary Side of Nuclear Power Plants

원전 2차 계통에서 아민의 pH 제어 특성 연구

  • Received : 2010.07.06
  • Accepted : 2010.08.10
  • Published : 2010.08.31


The pH control agent in PWRs, to insure the integrity of steam generator, was changed from ammonia to ethanolamine(ETA) which decreased pH at condensate system and low pressure feedwater heater drain system, so that several amines were investigated for the selection of the optimum amine. There was no single alternative amine to meet the optimum condition. The more volatile ammonia provides the higher pH in condensate, while the less volatile ETA increases the pH in wet steam area. Thus, the combined amine of ammonia and ETA is able to equally raise the pH in both region so that the flow accelerated corrosion be reduced in the every system of the secondary side and the integrity of steam generator be also improved in pressurized water reactors (PWRs).


Amine;Ammonia;Ethanolamine;Buffer Intensity;Steam Generator;Secondary System;pH control


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