Understanding the effect of Li and flow velocity on corrosion deposition at 230 °C hydrogenated water

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  • External authors:
  • Stefano Cassineri
  • Jonathan Morrison
  • Andrew Banks


The effect of flow velocity, pH and lithium concentration on corrosion product deposition in accelerated flow regions was investigated in simulated nuclear reactor primary water using discs containing micro-orifices. The results also showed that a well adhered crystalline deposit formed between 2 and 2.5 ppm lithium, where the zeta potential of stainless-steel specimens is negative and the electrokinetic effects are expected to dominate. Conversely, a loosely adherent deposit driven by the deposition of particulates was formed for lower lithium concentrations.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalCorrosion Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Mar 2020