Hydrogen Absorption and the Lifetime Performance of Titanium Nuclear Waste Containers

  title={Hydrogen Absorption and the Lifetime Performance of Titanium Nuclear Waste Containers},
  author={David William Shoesmith and James J. Noel and D. W. F. Hardie and Brian M. Ikeda},
  journal={Corrosion Reviews},
  pages={331 - 360}
For the conditions expected in a Canadian nuclear waste vault, the two corrosion processes most likely to lead to the failure of titanium waste containers are crevice corrosion and/or hydrogen induced cracking (HIC). In this report the processes likely to lead to hydrogen absorption by titanium alloys (Grades-2, -12, -16), and hence to render them susceptible to HIC are discussed. The possible paths to container failure via a combination of crevice corrosion, general passive corrosion and HIC… 


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