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Title: Recovery of tritium from molten lithium blanket

Abstract

Electrochemical cells and methods are described that can be utilized for the recovery of tritium directly from a molten lithium metal solution without the need for a separation or concentration step prior to the electrolytic recovery process. The methods and systems utilize an ion conducting electrolyte that conducts either lithium ion or tritide ion across the electrochemical cell.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600195
Patent Number(s):
10,450,660
Application Number:
14/931,018
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/03/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Garcia-Diaz, Brenda L., Babineau, David W., Colon-Mercado, Hector R., Teprovich, Jr., Joseph A., Olson, Luke C., and Fuentes, Roderick E. Recovery of tritium from molten lithium blanket. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Garcia-Diaz, Brenda L., Babineau, David W., Colon-Mercado, Hector R., Teprovich, Jr., Joseph A., Olson, Luke C., & Fuentes, Roderick E. Recovery of tritium from molten lithium blanket. United States.
Garcia-Diaz, Brenda L., Babineau, David W., Colon-Mercado, Hector R., Teprovich, Jr., Joseph A., Olson, Luke C., and Fuentes, Roderick E. Tue . "Recovery of tritium from molten lithium blanket". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600195.
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abstractNote = {Electrochemical cells and methods are described that can be utilized for the recovery of tritium directly from a molten lithium metal solution without the need for a separation or concentration step prior to the electrolytic recovery process. The methods and systems utilize an ion conducting electrolyte that conducts either lithium ion or tritide ion across the electrochemical cell.},
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year = {2019},
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