The International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems series started as the Bournemouth Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems in the UK in 1977, and has since become a regular feature of the international conference calendar taking place every two years in Asia, Europe or North America. In 2016, the 20th Nuclear Plant Chemistry Conference, NPC 2016, is coming back to the UK after a long absence and will be hosted in the historic coastal resort of Brighton.
The conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists from universities, research institutes, service organisations and utilities to discuss the challenges of water chemistry control and improvement of material integrity in current and future nuclear power plant operation.
This conference will share the latest developments in the chemistry of nuclear power plants, covering technological improvements, research and development and operating experience.
In addition to the traditional topics of chemistry in operating BWR and PWR systems, NPC 2016 will look at chemistry issues for new nuclear power plants and alternative reactor designs.
The conference will also feature the biennial Workshop on Radiolysis and Electrochemistry on 7th October.