KD2290 Reactor Chemistry 6.0 credits

Reaktorkemi

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

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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Equipment

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Literature

Will be handed out during the course

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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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Examiner

Mats Jonsson

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

Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Main field of study *

Chemical Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mats Jonsson, matsj@kth.se, 08-790 9123

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.