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Title: Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt

Abstract

A method of stripping tritium from flowing stream of molten salt includes providing a tritium-separating membrane structure having a porous support, a nanoporous structural metal-ion diffusion barrier layer, and a gas-tight, nonporous palladium-bearing separative layer, directing the flowing stream of molten salt into contact with the palladium-bearing layer so that tritium contained within the molten salt is transported through the tritium-separating membrane structure, and contacting a sweep gas with the porous support for collecting the tritium.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1343279
Patent Number(s):
9,564,251
Application Number:
14/333,627
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC ORNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Holcomb, David E., and Wilson, Dane F. Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Holcomb, David E., & Wilson, Dane F. Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt. United States.
Holcomb, David E., and Wilson, Dane F. Tue . "Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343279.
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abstractNote = {A method of stripping tritium from flowing stream of molten salt includes providing a tritium-separating membrane structure having a porous support, a nanoporous structural metal-ion diffusion barrier layer, and a gas-tight, nonporous palladium-bearing separative layer, directing the flowing stream of molten salt into contact with the palladium-bearing layer so that tritium contained within the molten salt is transported through the tritium-separating membrane structure, and contacting a sweep gas with the porous support for collecting the tritium.},
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