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

Abstract

A method and apparatus 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Blackfoot, ID
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
  3. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
871152
Patent Number(s):
5669961
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223; W-7405-ENG-36; AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; purification; noble; gases; nitrogen; hydrogen; apparatus; collection; isotopes; flowing; inert; gaseous; mixture; containing; impurities; metal; alloy; getters; capability; sorbing; non-hydrogen; oxygen; carbon; dioxide; monoxide; methane; ammonia; water; vapor; utilized; purify; efficiently; collected; plurality; parallel; process; lines; utilizing; getter; alloys; provide; continuous; noble gases; hydrogen isotope; mixture containing; water vapor; gaseous mixture; carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; inert gas; metal alloy; hydrogen isotopes; noble gas; flowing inert; containing impurities; inert gaseous; parallel process; /95/96/

Citation Formats

Baker, John D, Meikrantz, David H, and Tuggle, Dale G. Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Baker, John D, Meikrantz, David H, & Tuggle, Dale G. Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen. United States.
Baker, John D, Meikrantz, David H, and Tuggle, Dale G. Wed . "Method for the purification of noble gases, nitrogen and hydrogen". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871152.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
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