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Title: Recent Advances in SRS on Hydrogen Isotope Separation Using Thermal Cycling Absorption Process

The recent Thermal Cycling Absorption Process (TCAP) advances at Savannah River Site (SRS) include compressor-free concept for heating/cooling, push and pull separation using an active inverse column, and compact column design. The new developments allow significantly higher throughput and better reliability from 1/10th of the current production system’s footprint while consuming 60% less energy. Various versions are derived in the meantime for external customers to be used in fusion energy projects and medical isotope production.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1177876
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2013-00650
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055; TRN: US1500498
Grant/Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS Thermal Cycling Absorption Process (TCAP), isotopic separation, Tritium