About the Conference & Organizers

Topics Covered

  • Operating experience of NPPs (BWR, PWR, PHWR, Research reactors, SMR, new reactors)
  • Primary water chemistry (BWR, PWR, PHWR, Research Reactors, SMR, new reactors)
  • Secondary water chemistry (PWR, PHWR, Research Reactors, SMR, new reactors)
  • Water chemistry effects on corrosion in NPPs
  • Material – water interactions under normal operating conditions of NPP
  • Material – water interactions under simulated accident conditions of NPP
  • Material – water interactions for future supercritical water reactors
  • Water chemistry effects on radiation field
  • Flow accelerated corrosion and water chemistry effects
  • Water chemistry effects in auxiliary system
  • Decontamination in NPPs
  • Modelling and simulation of water chemistry, corrosion potential and their effects on corrosion

Who Should Attend

Engineers and researchers from operating NPPs, chemistry management personnel in NPPs, research institute, universities, research scholars working on material-water interaction/water chemistry aspects relevant to operating NPPs/future supercritical water reactor/SMRs.


Patrons

Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Former Chairman
DAE and Member, AEC

Shri Vivek Bhasin
Director
BARC

Shri B. C. Pathak
CMD
NPCIL

Shri D. K. Shukla
Chairman
AERB

Dr. V. Kain
Former Director
Materials Group, BARC


International Advisory Board

  • Hirotaka Kawamura, Japan
  • Yosuke Katsumura, Japan
  • Meng-Jen Chen, Taiwan
  • Tsung-Kuang Yeh, Taiwan
  • Ki-Ho Chun, Korea
  • Changheui Jang, Korea
  • Ji Hyun Kim, Korea
  • En-Hou Han, China
  • Qunjia Peng, China
  • Xinqiang Wu, China
  • R. Tewari, India

National Advisory Committee

  • Shri Vivek Bhasin
    Director, Nuclear Fuels Group, BARC
  • Dr. Awadhesh Kumar
    Associate Director, Chemistry Group, BARC
  • Shri Joe Mohan
    Associate Director, Reactor Projects Group, BARC
  • Shri V. Sankaranarayanan
    Executive Director, Engineering-LWR, NPCIL
  • Shri V. K. Sharma
    Director (O), NPCIL
  • Dr. K. Hari Krishna
    Station Chemist, MAPS 1&2, NPCIL
  • Prof. U. K. Mudali
    Vice-Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute
  • Prof. V. S. Raja
    IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Organizing Committee

Dr. R. Tewari, BARC
Conference Chairman

Shri H. Kalsi, NPCIL
Conference Co-Chairman

Dr. T. V. Krishna Mohan, BARC
Conference Co-Chairman

Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury, BARC
Conference Convener

Dr. H. Subramanian, BARC
Conference Co-Convener

Dr. M. Kiran Kumar, BARC
Conference Secretary

Dr. Sai Karthik Nouduru, BARC
Conference Treasurer

Dr. Kartikey K. Yadav, BARC
Conference Joint Treasurer

Dr. Parag Ahmedabadi, BARC

Dr. Geogy Abraham, BARC

Dr. Kamlesh Chandra, BARC

Dr. Prafful Kumar Sinha, BARC

Dr. Arijit Laik, BARC

Dr. Bhaskar Paul, BARC

Dr. Abhishek Mukherjee, BARC

Dr. Vivekanand Dubey, BARC

Dr. Jyoti Prakash, BARC

Dr S. R. C. M. Tammana, BARC

Dr. (Smt) Poulami Chakraborty, BARC

Sh. Sanjay Saini, BARC

Sh. Syed Rajak, BARC

Sh. Gumma Saradhi, BARC

Sh. Mohammad Yunus, BARC

Sh. Voona Srikanth, BARC


About the Organizers

The Materials Group of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is actively involved in the research and development of various materials for various applications to cater the nuclear energy requirement of India. Corrosion of nuclear materials in simulated nuclear reactor water chemistry is a major activity in Materials Group for the past several decades.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) operate different commercial nuclear power reactors across India, such as PHWR (220 MWe and 700 MWe), PWR (1000 MWe VVER) and BWR and water chemistry control is a major focus area of NPCIL.

The Indian Institute of Metals is a professional body and its activities include organizing national and international technical conferences and programs, scientific publications etc.