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Title: Hydrogen isotope separation from water

Abstract

A process for separating tritium from tritium-containing water or deuterium enrichment from water is described. The process involves selective, laser-induced two-photon excitation and photodissociation of those water molecules containing deuterium or tritium followed by immediate reaction of the photodissociation products with a scavenger gas which does not substantially absorb the laser light. The reaction products are then separated from the undissociated water. (auth)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4127230
Patent Number(s):
3904500
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
NSA Number:
NSA-33-008900
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1973 Dec 17; Other Information: B01J1/10. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N40230* -Chemistry-Inorganic, Organic, & Physical Chemistry-Isotope Exchange & Isotope Separation; N47100 -Isotope & Radiation Source Technology-Isotope Separation (Industrial); 400203* -Chemistry-Inorganic & Physical Chemistry-Isotope Exchange & Isotope Separation; *DEUTERIUM- LASER ISOTOPE SEPARATION; *TRITIUM- LASER ISOTOPE SEPARATION; GASES; HEAVY WATER; SCAVENGING; TRITIUM OXIDES; WATER

Citation Formats

Jensen, R J. Hydrogen isotope separation from water. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Jensen, R J. Hydrogen isotope separation from water. United States.
Jensen, R J. Mon . "Hydrogen isotope separation from water". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process for separating tritium from tritium-containing water or deuterium enrichment from water is described. The process involves selective, laser-induced two-photon excitation and photodissociation of those water molecules containing deuterium or tritium followed by immediate reaction of the photodissociation products with a scavenger gas which does not substantially absorb the laser light. The reaction products are then separated from the undissociated water. (auth)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {9}
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