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Title: Tritium monitor

Abstract

A system for continuously monitoring the concentration of tritium in an aqueous stream. The system pumps a sample of the stream to magnesium-filled combustion tube which reduces the sample to extract hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas is then sent to an isotope separation device where it is separated into two groups of isotopes: a first group of isotopes containing concentrations of deuterium and tritium, and a second group of isotopes having substantially no deuterium and tritium. The first group of isotopes containing concentrations of deuterium and tritium is then passed through a tritium detector that produces an output proportional to the concentration of tritium detected. Preferably, the detection system also includes the necessary automation and data collection equipment and instrumentation for continuously monitoring an aqueous stream.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Augusta, GA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
869348
Patent Number(s):
5319955
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tritium; monitor; continuously; monitoring; concentration; aqueous; stream; pumps; sample; magnesium-filled; combustion; tube; reduces; extract; hydrogen; gas; isotope; separation; device; separated; isotopes; containing; concentrations; deuterium; substantially; passed; detector; produces; output; proportional; detected; preferably; detection; automation; data; collection; equipment; instrumentation; aqueous stream; tritium monitor; hydrogen gas; isotope separation; data collection; output proportional; combustion tube; separation device; continuously monitoring; continuously monitor; /73/376/976/

Citation Formats

Chastagner, Philippe. Tritium monitor. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Chastagner, Philippe. Tritium monitor. United States.
Chastagner, Philippe. Sat . "Tritium monitor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869348.
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abstractNote = {A system for continuously monitoring the concentration of tritium in an aqueous stream. The system pumps a sample of the stream to magnesium-filled combustion tube which reduces the sample to extract hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas is then sent to an isotope separation device where it is separated into two groups of isotopes: a first group of isotopes containing concentrations of deuterium and tritium, and a second group of isotopes having substantially no deuterium and tritium. The first group of isotopes containing concentrations of deuterium and tritium is then passed through a tritium detector that produces an output proportional to the concentration of tritium detected. Preferably, the detection system also includes the necessary automation and data collection equipment and instrumentation for continuously monitoring an aqueous stream.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
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