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Technologies for tritium control in fission reactors moderated with heavy water; Tecnologias para control de tritio en reactores de fision moderados con agua pesada

Abstract

This study was done within a program one of whose objectives was to analyze the possible strategies and technologies, to be applied to HWR at Argentine nuclear power plants, for tritium control. The high contribution of tritium to the total dose has given rise to the need by the operators and/or designers to carry out developments and improvements to try to optimize tritium control technologies. Within a tritium control program, only that one which includes the heavy water detritiation will allow to reduce the tritium concentrations at optimum levels for safety and cost-effective power plant operation. The technology chosen to be applied should depend not only on the technical feasibility but also on the analysis of economic and juncture factors such as, among others, the quantity of heavy water to be treated. It is the authors` belief that AECL tendency concerning heavy water treatment in its future reactors would be to employ the CECE technology complemented with immobilization on titanium beds, with the `on-line` detritiation in each nuclear power plant. This would not be of immediate application since our analysis suggests that AECL would assume that the process is under development and needs to be tested. (author). 21 refs.
Authors:
Ramilo, L B; Gomez de Soler, S M [1] 
  1. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, San Martin (Argentina). Unidad de Actividad Reactores y Centrales Nucleares
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-AR-121; CONF-961181-
Reference Number:
SCA: 210400; 400202; PA: AIX-28:076119; EDB-97:143853; SN: 97001880525
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on nuclear power competitiveness in the next two decades, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 18-21 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the international conference on nuclear power competitiveness in the next two decades; PB: 335 p.
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 40 CHEMISTRY; HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; TRITIUM; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; HEAVY WATER; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION PROTECTION; TRITIUM METERS; TRITIUM RECOVERY
OSTI ID:
545949
Research Organizations:
Asociacion Argentina de Tecnologia Nuclear, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Country of Origin:
Argentina
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98603571; TRN: AR9700023076119
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98603571
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 16-23
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Ramilo, L B, and Gomez de Soler, S M. Technologies for tritium control in fission reactors moderated with heavy water; Tecnologias para control de tritio en reactores de fision moderados con agua pesada. Argentina: N. p., 1996. Web.
Ramilo, L B, & Gomez de Soler, S M. Technologies for tritium control in fission reactors moderated with heavy water; Tecnologias para control de tritio en reactores de fision moderados con agua pesada. Argentina.
Ramilo, L B, and Gomez de Soler, S M. 1996. "Technologies for tritium control in fission reactors moderated with heavy water; Tecnologias para control de tritio en reactores de fision moderados con agua pesada." Argentina.
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title = {Technologies for tritium control in fission reactors moderated with heavy water; Tecnologias para control de tritio en reactores de fision moderados con agua pesada}
author = {Ramilo, L B, and Gomez de Soler, S M}
abstractNote = {This study was done within a program one of whose objectives was to analyze the possible strategies and technologies, to be applied to HWR at Argentine nuclear power plants, for tritium control. The high contribution of tritium to the total dose has given rise to the need by the operators and/or designers to carry out developments and improvements to try to optimize tritium control technologies. Within a tritium control program, only that one which includes the heavy water detritiation will allow to reduce the tritium concentrations at optimum levels for safety and cost-effective power plant operation. The technology chosen to be applied should depend not only on the technical feasibility but also on the analysis of economic and juncture factors such as, among others, the quantity of heavy water to be treated. It is the authors` belief that AECL tendency concerning heavy water treatment in its future reactors would be to employ the CECE technology complemented with immobilization on titanium beds, with the `on-line` detritiation in each nuclear power plant. This would not be of immediate application since our analysis suggests that AECL would assume that the process is under development and needs to be tested. (author). 21 refs.}
place = {Argentina}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}