So is it possible to place a freezing agent with neutralizing material embedded within it on inside or cover reactors core with to freeze rods before they melt or catch fire? Like a liquid nitrogen type agent of some kind that will freeze everything preventing air contamination and ground contamination. I see like a freezing ooz or gel type mixture so it leaks into open areas and freezes everything to brittleness then after everything is frozen knock it all down in frozen parts and gather and remove...
good question, I'm not sure. The cooling required for the rods, either live or i storage, is not just having them underwater, it has to be constantly flowing or it will boil off. I'm not sure how liquid nitrogen would react, actually, doesn't it become explosive under the right conditions? And i'm not sure how fast it would actually cool them, it could be an issue as they would melt the frozen material away as it's static, not moving.
It's harder to heat up a liquid that is in motion.
Actually I'm pretty sure this wouldn't work for the reasons above and also because they haven't done it.
edit on 17-3-2011 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)