Enhancing Combustion Risk Management
in Nuclear Power Plants
In the event of a severe accident in a nuclear power plant, combustible gases can be released, leading to a potential explosion risk in the nuclear containment building. These gases, including Hydrogen (H2) and Carbon monoxide (CO) need to be managed to avoid threatening the containment integrity, which can result in the release of radioactive material into the environment.
The AMHYCO project will improve experimental knowledge and simulation capabilities in an area that has not been explored sufficiently in previous EU and OECD projects: combustion risk management of hydrogen and carbon monoxide (H2/CO) mixtures in severe accidents in nuclear power plants.
Three Main Objectives
The project will host two technical workshops for industry partners, researchers and nuclear power plant owners and will support PhD student’s research on related sectors