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Title: Method and apparatus for removing iodine from a nuclear reactor coolant

Abstract

A method and apparatus for removing iodine-131 and iodine-125 from a liquid sodium reactor coolant. Non-radioactive iodine is dissolved in hot liquid sodium to increase the total iodine concentration. Subsequent precipitation of the iodine in a cold trap removes both the radioactive iodine isotopes as well as the non-radioactive iodine.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Monroeville, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Madison, Pa. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
863587
Patent Number(s):
4204911
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; removing; iodine; nuclear; reactor; coolant; iodine-131; iodine-125; liquid; sodium; non-radioactive; dissolved; hot; increase; total; concentration; subsequent; precipitation; cold; trap; removes; radioactive; isotopes; radioactive iodine; cold trap; reactor coolant; nuclear reactor; liquid sodium; hot liquid; removing iodine; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Cooper, Martin H. Method and apparatus for removing iodine from a nuclear reactor coolant. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Cooper, Martin H. Method and apparatus for removing iodine from a nuclear reactor coolant. United States.
Cooper, Martin H. Tue . "Method and apparatus for removing iodine from a nuclear reactor coolant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863587.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for removing iodine-131 and iodine-125 from a liquid sodium reactor coolant. Non-radioactive iodine is dissolved in hot liquid sodium to increase the total iodine concentration. Subsequent precipitation of the iodine in a cold trap removes both the radioactive iodine isotopes as well as the non-radioactive iodine.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
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