DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEXT-GENERATION TCAP HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SEPARATION PROCESS

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The first generation of TCAP hydrogen isotope separation process has been in service for tritium separation at the Savannah River Site since 1994. To prepare for replacement, a next-generation TCAP process has been developed. This new process simplifies the column design and reduces the equipment requirements of the thermal cycling system. An experimental twelve-meter column was fabricated and installed in the laboratory to demonstrate its performance. This new design and its initial test results were presented at the 8th International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology and published in the proceedings. We have since completed the startup and demonstration the ... continued below

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Heung, L; Henry Sessions, H; Steve Xiao, S & Heather Mentzer, H January 9, 2009.

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The first generation of TCAP hydrogen isotope separation process has been in service for tritium separation at the Savannah River Site since 1994. To prepare for replacement, a next-generation TCAP process has been developed. This new process simplifies the column design and reduces the equipment requirements of the thermal cycling system. An experimental twelve-meter column was fabricated and installed in the laboratory to demonstrate its performance. This new design and its initial test results were presented at the 8th International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology and published in the proceedings. We have since completed the startup and demonstration the separation of protium and deuterium in the experimental unit. The unit has been operated for more than 200 cycles. A feed of 25% deuterium in protium was separated into two streams each better than 99.7% purity.

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  • Report No.: SRNL-STI-2009-00022
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-08SR22470
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2008.12.038 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 946162
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899012

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Heung, L; Henry Sessions, H; Steve Xiao, S & Heather Mentzer, H. DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEXT-GENERATION TCAP HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SEPARATION PROCESS, article, January 9, 2009; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899012/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.