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Title: Tritium waste package

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:
OSTI Identifier:
131901
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 420204; 052000; PA: EDB-95:157303; SN: 95001485795
Patent Number(s):
US 5,464,988/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-347,134; TRN: 96:004587
Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Nov 1995
Research Org:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
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

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