SAES St 909 Getter Testing at the Savannah River National Laboratory

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Process gas tritium stripper technology has gone from catalytic oxidation followed by absorption on molecular sieve/zeolite beds to non-evaporate metal getter technology. SAES Getters produces a number of commercial getter products including St 909. St 909, a Zr-Mn-Fe alloy, is sold in pellet form, can decompose (''crack'') a number of process gas impurities, and retains lower levels of tritium than other getters. The performance of this material to remove process impurities, especially methane, under of variety of operating conditions has been part of a Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for five years. St 909 has been tested at the bench ... continued below

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Klein, J. E. & Holder, J. E September 7, 2005.

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Process gas tritium stripper technology has gone from catalytic oxidation followed by absorption on molecular sieve/zeolite beds to non-evaporate metal getter technology. SAES Getters produces a number of commercial getter products including St 909. St 909, a Zr-Mn-Fe alloy, is sold in pellet form, can decompose (''crack'') a number of process gas impurities, and retains lower levels of tritium than other getters. The performance of this material to remove process impurities, especially methane, under of variety of operating conditions has been part of a Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for five years. St 909 has been tested at the bench (6 gram) scale, the pilot (500 gram) scale, and at the full (5300) gram scale under a variety of test conditions. This paper gives a brief summary of test results obtained for the different scale tests.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2005-00450R0
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 881460
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886211

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Klein, J. E. & Holder, J. E. SAES St 909 Getter Testing at the Savannah River National Laboratory, article, September 7, 2005; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886211/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.