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Title: METHOD OF OPERATING A HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR

Abstract

A method of removing fission products from the heavy water used in a slurry type nuclear reactor is described. According to the process the slurry is steam distilled with carbon tetrachloride so that at least a part of the heavy water and carbon tetrachloride are vaporized; the heavy water and carbon tetrachloride are separated; the carbon tetrachloride is returned to the steam distillation column at different points in the column to aid in depositing the slurry particles at the bottom of the column; and the heavy water portion of the condensate is purified. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4804289
Patent Number(s):
3049480
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-16-025496
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; DISTILLATION; EXTRACTION COLUMNS; FISSION PRODUCTS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; IMPURITIES; LIQUEFYING; REACTORS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SLURRIES; STEAM

Citation Formats

Vernon, H C. METHOD OF OPERATING A HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Vernon, H C. METHOD OF OPERATING A HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR. United States.
Vernon, H C. Tue . "METHOD OF OPERATING A HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF OPERATING A HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR},
author = {Vernon, H C},
abstractNote = {A method of removing fission products from the heavy water used in a slurry type nuclear reactor is described. According to the process the slurry is steam distilled with carbon tetrachloride so that at least a part of the heavy water and carbon tetrachloride are vaporized; the heavy water and carbon tetrachloride are separated; the carbon tetrachloride is returned to the steam distillation column at different points in the column to aid in depositing the slurry particles at the bottom of the column; and the heavy water portion of the condensate is purified. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {8}
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