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Title: Differences between the TERF and the ERS tritium capture systems

The TERF and the ERS tritium capture systems are alike in that they both use the oxidize and dry'' principle to remove tritium from gases, but they differ significantly in engineering details. The newer TERF system benefited in many ways from experience with the ERS. The TERF is expected to: (1) operate at a higher pressure, leading to greater throughput, (2) have redesigned reactors with better efficiency to process tritiated organic compounds, (3) have better energy conservation, (4) use an advanced process control system to provide more versatility in operation of the system, to account for the amount of tritium in the system at all times, and to more completely log operating results, (5) utilize more corrosion resistant materials to minimize maintenance, and (6) provide double containment of all pressurized tritium containing equipment to reduce tritium losses and increase operating safety. 6 refs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5911139
Report Number(s):
MLM-3723(OP); CONF-910920--12
ON: DE92004005
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-88DP43495
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. topical meeting on tritium technology in fission, fusion, and isotopic applications, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 30 Sep - 4 Oct 1991
Research Org:
EG and G Mound Applied Technologies, Miamisburg, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EXHAUST GASES; DECONTAMINATION; TRITIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; MAINTENANCE; MOUND LABORATORY; PROCESS CONTROL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CLEANING; CONTROL; EVALUATION; FLUIDS; GASEOUS WASTES; GASES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOISOTOPES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 052001* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Processing