Tritium stripping by a catalytic exchange stripper

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A catalytic exchange process for stripping elemental tritium from gas streams has been demonstrated. The process uses a catalyzed isotopic exchange reaction between tritium in the gas phase and protium or deuterium in the solid phase on alumina. The reaction is catalyzed by platinum deposited on the alumina. The process has been tested with both tritium and deuterium. Decontamination factors (ration of inlet and outlet tritium concentrations) as high as 1000 have been achieved, depending on inlet concentration. The test results and some demonstrated applications are presented.

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Heung, L.K.; Gibson, G.W. & Ortman, M.S. January 1, 1991.

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A catalytic exchange process for stripping elemental tritium from gas streams has been demonstrated. The process uses a catalyzed isotopic exchange reaction between tritium in the gas phase and protium or deuterium in the solid phase on alumina. The reaction is catalyzed by platinum deposited on the alumina. The process has been tested with both tritium and deuterium. Decontamination factors (ration of inlet and outlet tritium concentrations) as high as 1000 have been achieved, depending on inlet concentration. The test results and some demonstrated applications are presented.

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Pages: (13 p)

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  • 4. topical meeting on tritium technology in fission, fusion, and isotopic applications, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 30 Sep - 4 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92009402
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-048
  • Report No.: CONF-910920--16
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5636373
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093088

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Heung, L.K.; Gibson, G.W. & Ortman, M.S. Tritium stripping by a catalytic exchange stripper, article, January 1, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093088/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.