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Title: Tritium cleanup system and method

Abstract

Work area cleanup systems and methods are described for removing tritium from the atmosphere of a work area such as inert gas gloveboxes. Systems utilize a multi-column approach with parallel processing. Tritium of a tritium-contaminated stream is converted into tritiated water and adsorbed onto the separation phase of a first column as a second, parallel column can be simultaneously regenerated. The gaseous stream that exits the column during the regeneration phase can carry a high tritium concentration. The system can also include and a separation stage during which the tritium of the gaseous regeneration stream can be separated from the remainder of the regeneration product.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840244
Patent Number(s):
11058994
Application Number:
16/251,456
Assignee:
Savannah River National Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/18/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Xiao, Xin, Angelette, Lucas M., Beaumont, Paul R., Sessions, Henry T., Mentzer, Heather, and Clark, Jared L. Tritium cleanup system and method. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Xiao, Xin, Angelette, Lucas M., Beaumont, Paul R., Sessions, Henry T., Mentzer, Heather, & Clark, Jared L. Tritium cleanup system and method. United States.
Xiao, Xin, Angelette, Lucas M., Beaumont, Paul R., Sessions, Henry T., Mentzer, Heather, and Clark, Jared L. Tue . "Tritium cleanup system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840244.
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