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Title: Transition group metals for the capture of radioactive xenon

Abstract

A xenon capture system that reduces the concentration of xenon in a carrier gas is disclosed. An example xenon capture system includes a carrier gas with a first concentration of xenon that flows through an intake into a chamber. Within the chamber is a reaction area that has at least one peripheral sidewall. The reaction area operates at a predetermined temperature, flow rate, and low pressure. Within the reaction area is at least one xenon capture mechanism that is at least partially formed of a transition metal. When the carrier gas is exposed to the xenon capture mechanism, the xenon capture mechanism adsorbs xenon from the carrier gas. The carrier gas, with a second concentration of xenon, exits the chamber through the exhaust outlet.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735252
Patent Number(s):
10773203
Application Number:
15/716,955
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/27/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Riddle, Catherine Lynn, Scates, Dawn M., Garn, Troy G., and Watrous, Matthew G. Transition group metals for the capture of radioactive xenon. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Riddle, Catherine Lynn, Scates, Dawn M., Garn, Troy G., & Watrous, Matthew G. Transition group metals for the capture of radioactive xenon. United States.
Riddle, Catherine Lynn, Scates, Dawn M., Garn, Troy G., and Watrous, Matthew G. Tue . "Transition group metals for the capture of radioactive xenon". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735252.
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abstractNote = {A xenon capture system that reduces the concentration of xenon in a carrier gas is disclosed. An example xenon capture system includes a carrier gas with a first concentration of xenon that flows through an intake into a chamber. Within the chamber is a reaction area that has at least one peripheral sidewall. The reaction area operates at a predetermined temperature, flow rate, and low pressure. Within the reaction area is at least one xenon capture mechanism that is at least partially formed of a transition metal. When the carrier gas is exposed to the xenon capture mechanism, the xenon capture mechanism adsorbs xenon from the carrier gas. The carrier gas, with a second concentration of xenon, exits the chamber through the exhaust outlet.},
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