Masters Theses


"The relative amount of radioactive iodine evolved in reactor cooling water by each fuel element provides an excellent indication of defective cladding on fuel elements. The radioactive iodine evolved into the reactor cooling water from a defective fuel element should be higher than the average radioactive iodine evolved by other fuel elements into the cooling water by an order of magnitude or more.

Radioactive iodine with non-radioactive iodine carrier is adsorbed on DOWEX SBR resin in the iodide form. The iodide is eluted from the resin with sodium hypochlorite and extracted into carbon tetrachloride. The iodine is reduced to iodide by sodium pyrosulfite and back extracted into water. The iodide is precipitated by silver nitrate and filtered. The gamma activity of the precipitate provides a comparison of the fission iodine evolved by the fuel elements.

Iodine recovery was 95 percent"--Abstract, page ii.


Edwards, D. R.

Committee Member(s)

Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas
Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-


Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

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v, 35 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26).


© 1973 Carl Mozel Stroud, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Iodine -- Isotopes -- Measurement
Water cooled reactors
Nuclear power plants

Thesis Number

T 2898

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