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BIP PROJECT, OECD/NEA Behaviour of Iodine Project

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BIP: OECD/NEA Behaviour of Iodine Project

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Program name Package id Status Status date
BIP PROJECT CSNI2018/01 Arrived 06-MAR-2012

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Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CSNI2018/01 Many Computers
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The NEA Behaviour of Iodine Project (BIP) has been created to provide separate effects and modelling studies of iodine behaviour in a nuclear reactor containment building following a severe accident. The NEA joint project will complement other national and international experimental programmes which are also studying this phenomenon. As part of the project the results of three radioiodine test facility (RTF) experiments will be provided by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). AECL's capabilities include experienced personnel and a wide range of facilities and equipment for the study of all aspects of reactor safety. Key facilities include Co-60 irradiators (Gammacells), active laboratories for performing 131I tracer studies, specialised surface science laboratories (capable of working on active or inactive samples) and extensive hot cell facilities. Project participants will seek to combine international resources to produce a consolidated understanding of the behaviour of iodine and other fission products in this scenario.


The specific technical objectives for this project are:

  • quantifying the relative contributions of homogeneous bulk aqueous phase processes, homogeneous aqueous phase processes in paint pores and heterogeneous processes on surfaces to organic iodine formation;

  • measuring adsorption/desorption rate constants on containment surfaces as a function of temperature, relative humidity and carrier-gas composition;

  • providing RTF data to participants, for use in collaborative model development and validation.


The results provided by this project will be useful for regulators and operators in the context of managing post-accident situations in the containment building.


Work during the first part of the project has concentrated on the specifications for the first tests of the test matrix. Within the framework of the OECD BIP Project, the group has successfully performed more than 50 tests dealing with the adsorption of iodine on surfaces and the formation of organic iodides from irradiated paint. The reports are available to participants.


At the end of the project was decided to start a follow-up project, called BIP-2, to address remaining issues concerning organic iodine formation and iodine interaction with paintings


Project participants:
The project is being supported by safety organisations, research laboratories and industry in the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Project period: July 2007 to March 2011


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Package ID Status date Status
CSNI2018/01 06-MAR-2012 Masterfiled restricted
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CSNI2018/01, included references:
- Glenn Glowa, Chris Moore:
Behaviour of Iodine Project Final Summary Report, 153-126530-440-015 Revision 0
Dec. 2011
- Glenn Glowa, Chris Moore, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project:
Final Report on Iodine Adsorption Studies Research and Development
153-126530-440-013 Revision 0, Dec. 2011
- Joanne Ball, Glenn Glowa, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project: Data Report for Iodine Adsorption Studies (Year 1)
153-126530-440-007 Revision 1, Oct. 2010
- Glenn Glowa, Chris Moore, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project: Data Report for Iodine Adsorption Studies (Year 2)
153-126530-440-011 Revision 0, Oct. 2010
- Joanne Ball, Jim Mitchell, Glenn Glowa, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project: Final Report on Organic Iodide Studies
153-126530-440-014 Revision 0, Dec. 2011
- Joanne Ball, Glenn Glowa, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project: Data Report for Organic Iodide Studies (Year 1)
153-126530-440-006 Revision 1, Feb. 2010
- Joanne Ball, Diana Boulianne:
Behaviour of Iodine Project: Data Report for Organic Iodide Studies (Year 2)
153-126530-440-010 Revision 0, Oct. 2010
- Glenn Glowa:
Radioiodine Test Facility P11 T1 Test Report
153-126530-440-002 Revision 1, April 2009
- Glenn Glowa:
The Radioiodine Test Facility - 153-126530-440-003 Revision 1, April 2009
- Glenn Glowa, Joanne Ball:
Radioiodine Test Facility P10T2 Test Report
153-126530-440-004 Revision 0, April 2009
- Glenn Glowa, Joanne Ball:
Radioiodine Test Facility P10T3 Test Report
153-126530-440-005 Revision 1, Feb. 2011
- Joanne Ball, Glenn Glowa:
Radioiodine Test Facility P9T1 Test Report
153-126530-440-008 Revision 0, March 2010
- Glenn Glowa:
Radioiodine Test Facility P9T2 Test Report
153-126530-440-012 Revision 0, Oct. 2010
- Minutes of the First Meeting of the Programme Review Group of the OECD-NEA
BIP Project, NEA Headquarter, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 17-18 Sep. 2007
BIP PRG/Sec/(07)1
- Minutes of the Second Meeting, NEA HQ, 26-27 May 2008 - BIP PRG/Sec/(08)2
- Minutes of the Third Meeting, NEA HQ, 24-25 Nov. 2008 - BIP PRG/Sec/(08)4
- Minutes of the Fourth Meeting, Hollywood Media Hotel, Berlin, Germany, 11-12
May 2009 - BIP PRG/Sec/(09)2
- Minutes of the Fifth Meeting, NEA HQ, 30th Nov.- 1st Dec. 2009 - BIP
- Minutes of the Sixth Meeting, NEA HQ, 4th Oct. 2010 - BIP PRG/Sec/(10) 2
- Minutes of the Seventh Meeting, OECD HQ, 3 Oct. 2011 - BIP PRG/Sec/(11) 2
- Summary Record of the Experts Meeting on the AECL Proposal for the OECD
Behaviour of Iodine Project (BIP) in Support of Containment and Fission Product
Assessment, NEA HQ, 28th - 29th Sep. 2006
- M. Vela-Garcia, Luis E. Herranz:
Analyzing and Modeling the BIP Orgi Aqueous Formation Tests with ASTEC-IODE Code
- C.J.Moore, G.A.Glowa, D. Boulianne:
Adsorption Experiments in the OECD Behaviour of Iodine Project (BIP) (November
9, 2010)
- J. Ball, G. Glowa, D. Boulianne:
OECD Behavior of Iodine Project: Organic Iodide Formation, ANSWinter Meeting,
Las Vegas November 2010
- C.J. Moore, G.A. Glowa, D. Boulianne:
Adsorption Experiments in the OECD Behaviour of Iodine Project (BIP)
- J.M. Ball, G.A. Glowa, D. Boulianne:
Radiolytic Production of Organic Iodides from I2 Adsorbed on Containment Paint
- Luis E. Herranz y Monica Vela-Garcia:
IODE Modeling of the P10T2 and P11T1 RTF Experiments, DFN/SN-07/0P-ll rev.0
July 2011
- Luis E. Herranz, M. Rodriguez:
Modelling Organic Iodide Release From Painted Containment Surfaces Under Severe
Accident Conditions, Annual Meeting SNE, Murcia, 6-8 Oct. 2010
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Joanne BALL, Glenn Glowa, Chris Moore
Chalk River Laboratories
Chalk River, Ontario, K0J 1P0

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- BIP Final Agreement 12 June 2007
- (Folder) BIP Project Reports:
  - BIP Final Summary Report_153-126530-440-015
  - (Sub Folder) Iodine Adsorption Reports:
    - BIP Iodine Adsorption Final Report_153-126530-440-013
    - BIP Iodine Adsorption Year 1 Data Report_153-126530-440-007 Rev. 1
    - BIP Iodine Adsorption Year 2 Data Report_153-126530-440-011
  - (Sub Folder) Organic Iodide Reports:
    - BIP Organic Iodide Final Report_153-126530-440-014
    - BIP Organic Iodide Year 1 Data Report_153-126530-440-006 Rev. 1
    - BIP Organic Iodide Year 2 Data Report_153-126530-440-010
  - (Sub Folder) RTF Reports:
    - 153-126530-440-002 RTF P11T1
    - 153-126530-440-003 RTF Facility Description
    - 153-126530-440-004 RTF P10T2
    - 153-126530-440-005 RTF P10T3
    - 153-126530-440-008 RTF P9T1
    - 153-126530-440-012 RTF P9T2
- (Folder) Data Spreadsheets:
  - BIP Data - Aqueous Adsorption Studies (A Series)
  - BIP Data - Adsorption Measurements (ORG Series)
  - BIP Data - Gas Phase Iodine Speciation (ORG Series)
  - BIP Data - Methyl Iodide Measurements (ORG Series)
  - Dose Rates
  -(Sub Folder) G Series Data Summaries: BIP Test G-1 to G-20 and G-121 Data
- (Folder) Distribution List: BIP_CD_Rom_distribution
- (Folder) Meeting Minutes:
  - BIP_PRG1, PRG2, PRG3, PRG4, PRG5, PRG6 Minutes
  - BIP_PRG7 Minutes_final
  - BIP-Summary-Exp-Mtg-Sept-06
- (Folder) Other Related Reports and Presentations:
  - ANS Presentation - Adsorption Experiments in BIP
  - ANS Presentation - BIP Organic Iodides
  - ANS Summary - BIP Adsorption Rev. 1
  - ANS Summary - BIP Organic Iodide
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Keywords: containment, iodine, modelling, separate-effect, severe accident.