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Title: Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen

Abstract

A method and apparatus are disclosed for the purification and collection of hydrogen isotopes in a flowing inert gaseous mixture containing impurities, wherein metal alloy getters having the capability of sorbing non-hydrogen impurities such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, ammonia, nitrogen and water vapor are utilized to purify the gaseous mixture of impurities. After purification hydrogen isotopes may be more efficiently collected. A plurality of parallel process lines utilizing metal getter alloys can be used to provide for the continuous purification and collection of the hydrogen isotopes. 15 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG&G Idaho, Inc.; Lockeed Idaho Technologies Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
541737
Patent Number(s):
5,669,961
Application Number:
PAN: 8-337,574
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) IDO; SCA: 080100; PA: EDB-97:140893; SN: 97001865625
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223; W-7405-ENG-36; AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Sep 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN FUEL; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; GETTERS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; GETTERING; PURIFICATION; IMPURITIES; OXYGEN; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON MONOXIDE; METHANE; AMMONIA; NITROGEN; WATER VAPOR; REMOVAL

Citation Formats

Baker, J.D., Meikrantz, D.H., and Tuggle, D.G. Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Baker, J.D., Meikrantz, D.H., & Tuggle, D.G. Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen. United States.
Baker, J.D., Meikrantz, D.H., and Tuggle, D.G. Tue . "Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are disclosed for the purification and collection of hydrogen isotopes in a flowing inert gaseous mixture containing impurities, wherein metal alloy getters having the capability of sorbing non-hydrogen impurities such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, ammonia, nitrogen and water vapor are utilized to purify the gaseous mixture of impurities. After purification hydrogen isotopes may be more efficiently collected. A plurality of parallel process lines utilizing metal getter alloys can be used to provide for the continuous purification and collection of the hydrogen isotopes. 15 figs.},
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