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Title: Gas production apparatus

Abstract

This invention relates generally to the production of gases, and more particularly to the production of tritium gas in a reliable long operating lifetime systems that employs solid lithium to overcome the heretofore known problems of material compatibility and corrosion, etc., with liquid metals. The solid lithium is irradiated by neutrons inside low activity means containing a positive (+) pressure gas stream for removing and separating the tritium from the solid lithium, and these means are contained in a low activity shell containing a thermal insulator and a neutron moderator.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Bellport, NY
  2. Wading River, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862598
Patent Number(s):
3969631
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; production; apparatus; relates; gases; particularly; tritium; reliable; operating; lifetime; systems; employs; solid; lithium; overcome; heretofore; material; compatibility; corrosion; etc; liquid; metals; irradiated; neutrons; inside; activity; means; containing; positive; pressure; stream; removing; separating; contained; shell; thermal; insulator; neutron; moderator; solid lithium; operating life; gas production; liquid metals; pressure gas; liquid metal; gas stream; thermal insulator; shell containing; operating lifetime; tritium gas; gas product; means containing; /422/376/976/

Citation Formats

Winsche, Warren E, Miles, Francis T, and Powell, James R. Gas production apparatus. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Winsche, Warren E, Miles, Francis T, & Powell, James R. Gas production apparatus. United States.
Winsche, Warren E, Miles, Francis T, and Powell, James R. Thu . "Gas production apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862598.
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