A Low Temperature Distillation System for Separating Mixtures of Protium, Deuterium, and Tritium Isotopes

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A low temperature (24 K) distillation system for separating mixtures of hydrogen isotopes has been designed, fabricated, and delivered for use as the main component of the Hydrogen Isotope Separation System (HISS) at Mound. The HISS will handle feed mixtures of all six isotopic species of hydrogen (H2, HD, HT, D2, DT, T2) and will enrich the tritium while producing a stackable raffinate. Arther D. Little, Inc. (ADL) was the prime contractor for the distillation system. The design and fabrication techniques used for the HISS distillation system are similar to those used for previous stills which were also designed and ... continued below

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Embury, Michael, C.; Watkins, Reed A.; Hinckley, Richard & Post, Jr., Arthur H. April 30, 1985.

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A low temperature (24 K) distillation system for separating mixtures of hydrogen isotopes has been designed, fabricated, and delivered for use as the main component of the Hydrogen Isotope Separation System (HISS) at Mound. The HISS will handle feed mixtures of all six isotopic species of hydrogen (H2, HD, HT, D2, DT, T2) and will enrich the tritium while producing a stackable raffinate. Arther D. Little, Inc. (ADL) was the prime contractor for the distillation system. The design and fabrication techniques used for the HISS distillation system are similar to those used for previous stills which were also designed and built by ADL. The distillation system was tested with mixtures of protium and deuterium at the ADL shop. This system, as well as the feed, product, and raffinate handling systems are presently being installed at Mound where integrated testing is scheduled next calendar year.

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  • Second Topical Meeting on Tritium Technology in Fission Fusion, and Isotopic Applications, Dayton, Ohio, 30 April - 2 May 1985; also Fusion Technology Special Supplement, September, 1985

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  • Report No.: MLM-3260(OP)
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00053
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 970321
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931726

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Embury, Michael, C.; Watkins, Reed A.; Hinckley, Richard & Post, Jr., Arthur H. A Low Temperature Distillation System for Separating Mixtures of Protium, Deuterium, and Tritium Isotopes, article, April 30, 1985; Miamisburg, Ohio. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931726/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.