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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:
1568529
Patent Number(s):
10,332,643
Application Number:
15/383,091
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/19/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Holcomb, David E., and Wilson, Dane F.. Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt. United States: N. p., 2019. 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. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568529.
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title = {Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt},
author = {Holcomb, David E. and Wilson, Dane F.},
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.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1568529}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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