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Title: Tritium waste package

Abstract

A containment and waste package system for processing and shipping tritium xide waste received from a process gas includes an outer drum and an inner drum containing a disposable molecular sieve bed (DMSB) seated within outer drum. The DMSB includes an inlet diffuser assembly, an outlet diffuser assembly, and a hydrogen catalytic recombiner. The DMSB absorbs tritium oxide from the process gas and converts it to a solid form so that the tritium is contained during shipment to a disposal site. The DMSB is filled with type 4A molecular sieve pellets capable of adsorbing up to 1000 curies of tritium. The recombiner contains a sufficient amount of catalyst to cause any hydrogen add oxygen present in the process gas to recombine to form water vapor, which is then adsorbed onto the DMSB.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. (Cranbury, NJ)
  2. (Titusville, NJ)
  3. (Teaneck, NJ)
  4. (Ewing, NJ)
  5. (Lawrenceville, NJ)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
OSTI Identifier:
870147
Patent Number(s):
5464988
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) PPPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tritium; waste; package; containment; processing; shipping; xide; received; process; gas; outer; drum; inner; containing; disposable; molecular; sieve; bed; dmsb; seated; inlet; diffuser; assembly; outlet; hydrogen; catalytic; recombiner; absorbs; oxide; converts; solid; form; contained; shipment; disposal; site; filled; type; 4a; pellets; capable; adsorbing; 1000; curies; contains; sufficient; amount; catalyst; add; oxygen; recombine; water; vapor; adsorbed; solid form; sufficient amount; process gas; molecular sieve; water vapor; diffuser assembly; tritium oxide; waste package; disposal site; form water; sieve bed; outer drum; inner drum; /250/588/

Citation Formats

Rossmassler, Rich, Ciebiera, Lloyd, Tulipano, Francis J., Vinson, Sylvester, and Walters, R. Thomas. Tritium waste package. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Rossmassler, Rich, Ciebiera, Lloyd, Tulipano, Francis J., Vinson, Sylvester, & Walters, R. Thomas. Tritium waste package. United States.
Rossmassler, Rich, Ciebiera, Lloyd, Tulipano, Francis J., Vinson, Sylvester, and Walters, R. Thomas. Sun . "Tritium waste package". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870147.
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author = {Rossmassler, Rich and Ciebiera, Lloyd and Tulipano, Francis J. and Vinson, Sylvester and Walters, R. Thomas},
abstractNote = {A containment and waste package system for processing and shipping tritium xide waste received from a process gas includes an outer drum and an inner drum containing a disposable molecular sieve bed (DMSB) seated within outer drum. The DMSB includes an inlet diffuser assembly, an outlet diffuser assembly, and a hydrogen catalytic recombiner. The DMSB absorbs tritium oxide from the process gas and converts it to a solid form so that the tritium is contained during shipment to a disposal site. The DMSB is filled with type 4A molecular sieve pellets capable of adsorbing up to 1000 curies of tritium. The recombiner contains a sufficient amount of catalyst to cause any hydrogen add oxygen present in the process gas to recombine to form water vapor, which is then adsorbed onto the DMSB.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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