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Abstract

A fusion reactor which breeds its own tritium fuel requires tritium recovery, purification and separation from the other isotopes. Gas-solid exchange processes are amongst the most promising techniques for accomplishing this with minimum tritium inventory. A good adsorbent for gas-solid exchange processes must have high adsorption capacity, high selectivity and very low tritium retention after each cycle. Pure zeolite powder is shown to have an excellent combination of these three properties. However, in practice problems can arise from tritium which is not removed by reactivation. This paper shows that this effect can be caused either by inappropriate activation procedures or by the presence of binders in commercial pellets.

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Authors: TOCI F, JRC Ispra (IT);VIOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT);EDWARDS R A H, JRC Ispra (IT);MENCARELLI T, JRC Ispra (IT);FORCINA V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ISFNT-3, Los Angeles (US), June 27 - July 1, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38333 ORA
Record Number: 199410648 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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