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KD2290 Reactor Chemistry 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus KD2290 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The main areas that will be treated are:

• Reactor concepts

• Water chemistry

• Radiation chemistry

• Corrosion

• Controlled water chemistry

• Water treatment

• Decontamination

• Reactor chemistry for other reactor types (incl. gen. IV)

• Transmutation

Intended learning outcomes

Students shall after the course be able to:

• Describe the chemical processes that are important in today’s nuclear reactors with focus on water chemistry and radiolysis

• Apply the above knowledge on the applications of chemical nature that occur in a nuclear reactor, such as corrosion, formation of CRUD, degradation of ion exchangers, etc.

• Understand the basic differences in the chemistry of different reactor types between other types than water reactors

• Describe the chemical problems one is facing when designing a 4th generation nuclear reactor

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

180 credits from a university in science/technology. Specialisation in chemistry is an advantagem, but not a requirement.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 4,5 hp)
Project (PRO1; 1,5 hp)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web KD2290

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Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Mats Jonsson,, 08-790 9123