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Effects of Heavy Metal Ions on Corrosion of Titanium Grade 7 In Concentrated Groundwaters

  • April L. Pulvirenti (a1), Karen M. Needham (a1), Mohammad A. Adel-Hadadi (a1), Charles R. Marks (a2), Jeffery A. Gormana (a2) and Aaron. Barkatt (a1)...

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A Titanium Grade 7 (Ti-7) drip shield is being considered for use in the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The purpose of the drip shield is to keep water from reaching the surfaces of the canisters containing nuclear waste. Among the species that may be expected to be present in the water are heavy metals. This paper explores the effects of five species, lead, mercury, cadmium, tin and sodium, on the dissolution rate of Ti-7. The results of these tests indicated that lead, mercury, cadmium and tin ions do not significantly accelerate the general corrosion of Ti-7 under the conditions studied. A highly concentrated solution of NaOH was found to cause significant dissolution of Ti-7. Such a solution is a reasonable approximation of possible service environments.

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Effects of Heavy Metal Ions on Corrosion of Titanium Grade 7 In Concentrated Groundwaters

  • April L. Pulvirenti (a1), Karen M. Needham (a1), Mohammad A. Adel-Hadadi (a1), Charles R. Marks (a2), Jeffery A. Gormana (a2) and Aaron. Barkatt (a1)...

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