Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Environmental Analysis
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Trace Anion Determinations Identify Corrosive Conditions in Nuclear Power Plants

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013
Bookmark and Share
New ion chromatography method for NPPs determines trace concentrations of fluoride, chloride, and sulfate in 20 minutes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an ion chromatography method for nuclear power plants (NPPs) that determines trace concentrations (less than 1 µg/L) of fluoride, chloride, and sulfate in simulated secondary feed water that contains ethanolamine, hydrazine, and polyacrylic acid in just 20 minutes.

Application Brief (AB) 151: Determination of Trace Anions in Nuclear Power Plant Secondary Feed Water Containing Polyacrylic Acid demonstrates excellent retention time and peak area reproducibilities from 69 consecutive injections of a spiked simulated sample.

In NPPs, the chemistry of the feed water must be strictly controlled to inhibit corrosion, which can damage the plant. Therefore, plant operators need a fast, sensitive, and reliable method to identify and prevent corrosive conditions in their water systems.

The approach detailed in AB 151 explains how to rapidly identify trace concentrations of target ionic impurities using an anion-exchange concentrator column to effectively eliminate the sample matrix, while the anions are trapped prior to separation on a hydroxide-selective anion-exchange column and detection by suppressed conductivity.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,900+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Thermo, University of Birmingham Partner to Study Brominated Flame Retardant Pollution
Research aims to increase understanding of the environmental fate and behavior of brominated persistent organic chemicals through deploying recent advances in analytical instrumentation.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Scientific News
Soil Nitrogen Age Important for Precision Agriculture
Calculating the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques.
Safe CO2 Storage Viable Following Tests
Successful trials in Australia have led to the discovery of an inexpensive method of stored CO2 monitoring underground.
Phosphorous Pollution Remains Major Issue
Phosphorus pollution of lakes is a major problem. Researchers now look to improve the state of the lakes, otherwise freshwater quality will suffer.
Detecting Pesticides, Nerve Gas With an Electronic Nose
Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations? An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven have made it possible.
Carbon Capture Breakthrough
Chemists from the University of York have developed a new, green, CO2 capture system with a focus around reducing large scale emissions.
Massive Helium Discovery a "Game Changer" for Medical Industry
A new development is gas exploration has yielded the discovery of a huge helium gas field, which could help relieve the dwindling supply.
NASA Study Explains Sea Ice Differences at Poles
NASA-led study uses satellite and environmental data to shed light on differences in sea ice formation between Arctic and Antarctic.
Wireless, Wearable Toxic-Gas Detector
Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.
Tracking The Aluminum Used To Purify Tap Water
Kobe University researchers demonstrate a new analysis method to measure the concentration of aluminium used to purify tap water.
Electronic Sensor Tells Dead Bacteria From Live
The sensor, which measures 'osmoregulation', is a potential future tool for medicine and food safety.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!