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Abstract

The European Tritium Handling Experimental Laboratory (ETHEL) is a new tritium facility at JRC Ispra. The laboratory, which is due to commence radioactive operations in 1992, has a basic research goal to investigate and develop safe tritium handling techniques. During the design and construction of the facility, much emphasis was placed on providing research personnel with a flexible tool for performing experimental work under secure conditions. This paper describes the main types of containment in which tritium research will be performed and discusses the various gaseous detritiation systems which serve these containments. Finally, a description of the facility's overall gaseous waste treatment system is given.

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Authors: VASSALLO G, JRC Ispra (IT);BOURDON J, JRC Ispra (IT);MANNONE F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 4th Topical Meeting on Tritium Technology, Albuquerque (US), Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36256 ORA
Record Number: 199111239 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en