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Title: Apparatus and method for stripping tritium from molten salt

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

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