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Abstract

Both present day nuclear power plants and future fusion installations show an increasing release of gaseous tritium. Hazardous concentrations within the containments of reactors or large fusion devices can be reduced by effective detritiation systems. Some time ago, besides the conventional oxidation - absorption method, a new process was introduced which applies tritium removal by organic material (TROC process). In presence of noble metal catalysts unsaturated fatty acids like erucic acid captures hydrogen (and tritium) quantitatively. The catalytic hydrogenation reaction of erucic acid was investigated under various conditions in order to optimize the basic chemical reaction. One test with tritium was also performed. The experimental results are discussed; the optimum parameters will be applied in a pilot rig which is designed to process a 6 m**3 glove box.

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Authors: WEICHSELGARTNER H, MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY);EL SHARNOUBY A MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY) MENTIONING REPORT IPP 1/227, 1984
Record Number: 1989122099200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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