THE HELIUM PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROPOSED PEBBLE BED REACTOR EXPERIMENT

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A helium coolant side-stream purification system consisting of parallel sections for radioactive and nonradioactive decontamination was designed for the proposed Pebble Bed Reactor Experiment. Primary equipment components are two gas coolers, gas heater, charcoal delay trap, CuO oxidizer, molecular sieve adsorber, and full flow filter. The charcoal delay trap is sized to provide a hold-up of 30 min for Kr isotopes. 6 hr hold-up for Xe isotopes, and 99.9% retention of iodine isotopes resulting in "decontamination factors" varying from 1 for Kr/sup 85/ to 556 for I/sup 131/. Nonradioactive decontamination will result in a steady state concentration of CO/sub 2/ ... continued below

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Scott, C. D.; Finney, B. C. & Suddath, J. C. October 25, 1960.

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A helium coolant side-stream purification system consisting of parallel sections for radioactive and nonradioactive decontamination was designed for the proposed Pebble Bed Reactor Experiment. Primary equipment components are two gas coolers, gas heater, charcoal delay trap, CuO oxidizer, molecular sieve adsorber, and full flow filter. The charcoal delay trap is sized to provide a hold-up of 30 min for Kr isotopes. 6 hr hold-up for Xe isotopes, and 99.9% retention of iodine isotopes resulting in "decontamination factors" varying from 1 for Kr/sup 85/ to 556 for I/sup 131/. Nonradioactive decontamination will result in a steady state concentration of CO/sub 2/ in the coolant of 20.8 ppm or less. Total cost of the system excluding auxiliary equipment and containment is estimated to be .690. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61

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  • Report No.: CF-60-10-31(Rev.1)
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Scott, C. D.; Finney, B. C. & Suddath, J. C. THE HELIUM PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROPOSED PEBBLE BED REACTOR EXPERIMENT, report, October 25, 1960; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc870995/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.