SACNUC. Sulphur-Assisted Corrosion in Nuclear Waste Disposal Systems

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In the different disposal concepts for high-level nuclear waste, corrosion of the metallic barriers and in particular the overpack/container is a major issue. It is imperative for performance assessment to predict the lifetime of these containers. One particular issue hampering the lifetime prediction is the presence of sulphur species that may cause localised corrosion. The aim of the SACNUC workshop is to provide an exchange of information on the influence of sulphur species on the corrosion of metallic barriers. The workshop consists in a series of lectures focusing on diverse aspects of sulphur-assisted corrosion. Concluding the workshop, a plenary discussion identifies open questions in the field.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Publication series

NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie


  • corrosion, sulphur, microbiology, nuclear waste

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