10B in the form of Boric Acid for the Nuclear Industry
- Enriched Boric Acid for use as a chemical shim for excess neutron absorption in the primary circuit of PWRs using high burnup or MOX fuel cores.
- In these PWRs neutron absorption of natural Boric Acid is insufficient. Solubility of Boric Acid limits the boron concentration in primary circuit water to be used as neutron poison.
- Today more and more enriched Boric Acid (95 % enriched in 10B) is used by NPPs.
|Material||Boron-10 in form of crystalline Boric Acid|
|Enrichment||10B > 96 at%|
|Purity||≥ 99,95 wt%|
Impurities in μg/g
|Insolubles in water||≤ 10|