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Title: Tritium waste package

Abstract

A containment and waste package system for processing and shipping tritium oxide waste received from a process gas includes an outer drum and an inner drum containing a disposable molecular sieve bed (DMSB) seated within the outer drum. The DMSB includes an inlet diffuser assembly, an outlet diffuser assembly, and a hydrogen catalytic recombiner. The DMSB absorbs tritium oxide from the process gas and converts it to a solid form so that the tritium is contained during shipment to a disposal site. The DMSB is filled with type 4A molecular sieve pellets capable of adsorbing up to 1000 curies of tritium. The recombiner contains a sufficient amount of catalyst to cause any hydrogen and oxygen present in the process gas to recombine to form water vapor, which is then adsorbed onto the DMSB. 1 fig.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
131901
Patent Number(s):
5,464,988
Application Number:
PAN: 8-347,134; TRN: 96:004587
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Nov 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; MOLECULAR SIEVES; TRITIUM OXIDES; TRANSPORT; ADSORPTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; ADSORBENTS; GASES; DECONTAMINATION; WASTE FORMS

Citation Formats

Rossmassler, R, Ciebiera, L, Tulipano, F J, Vinson, S, and Walters, R T. Tritium waste package. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Rossmassler, R, Ciebiera, L, Tulipano, F J, Vinson, S, & Walters, R T. Tritium waste package. United States.
Rossmassler, R, Ciebiera, L, Tulipano, F J, Vinson, S, and Walters, R T. Tue . "Tritium waste package". United States.
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abstractNote = {A containment and waste package system for processing and shipping tritium oxide waste received from a process gas includes an outer drum and an inner drum containing a disposable molecular sieve bed (DMSB) seated within the outer drum. The DMSB includes an inlet diffuser assembly, an outlet diffuser assembly, and a hydrogen catalytic recombiner. The DMSB absorbs tritium oxide from the process gas and converts it to a solid form so that the tritium is contained during shipment to a disposal site. The DMSB is filled with type 4A molecular sieve pellets capable of adsorbing up to 1000 curies of tritium. The recombiner contains a sufficient amount of catalyst to cause any hydrogen and oxygen present in the process gas to recombine to form water vapor, which is then adsorbed onto the DMSB. 1 fig.},
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