Depleted zinc: Properties, application, production.

  title={Depleted zinc: Properties, application, production.},
  author={Valentine D. Borisevich and Alexei Victorovich Pavlov and I A Okhotina},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  volume={67 7-8},
The addition of ZnO, depleted in the Zn-64 isotope, to the water of boiling water nuclear reactors lessens the accumulation of Co-60 on the reactor interior surfaces, reduces radioactive wastes and increases the reactor service-life because of the inhibitory action of zinc on inter-granular stress corrosion cracking. To the same effect depleted zinc in the form of acetate dihydrate is used in pressurized water reactors. Gas centrifuge isotope separation method is applied for production of… CONTINUE READING