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Title: Development of tritium technologies at KAERI

Korea has been operating a CANDU nuclear power plant since 1983. Tritium generated in the heavy water of the plant is removed by the Wolsong TRF (Tritium Removal Facility) and measurement campaigns of tritium near the power plant have shown the efficiency of the TRF system. The HANARO reactor uses heavy water as both reflector and moderator. In HANARO the tritiated water removal system consists of compressors, condensers, and adsorption beds. A tritium behavior analysis code (TRIBAC) for a Very High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (VHTR) is under development at KAERI. The TRIBAC computer software has been equipped with models for tritium production, purification, and leakage, as well as chemisorption and tritium behavior, in the hydrogen production system. Korea takes part into the ITER program and is responsible for the supply of an SDS (Tritium Storage and Delivery System). Within this program Korea has launched an experimental program to study the physico-chemical properties of metal and their hydrides in which hydrogen isotope gases can be stored and removed safely.
Authors:
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  1. KAERI-UST, Yuseong, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
  2. NFRI, Yuseong, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22429703
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Fusion Science and Technology; Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: TRITIUM 2013: 10. International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology, Nice Acropolis (France), 21-25 Oct 2013; Other Information: Country of input: France; 12 refs.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; CHEMISORPTION; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HANARO REACTOR; HEAVY WATER; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; HYDROGEN STORAGE; ITER TOKAMAK; KAERI; TRITIUM; TRITIUM OXIDES