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  1. The Chalk River tritium extraction plant.

    Article - En anglais

    The Chalk River Tritium Extraction Plant for removal of tritium from heavy water is described.

    Tritium is present in the heavy water from research reactors in the form of DTO at a concentration in the range of 1-35 Ci/kg.

    It is removed by a combination of catalytic exchange to transfer the tritium from DTO to DT, followed by cryogenic distillation to separate and concentrate the tritium to T2.

    The tritium product is reacted with titanium and packaged for transportation and storage as titanium tritide.

    The plant processes heavy water at a rate of 25 kg/h and removes 80% of the tritium and 90% of the protium per pass.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gramineae, Monocotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fusion nucléaire contrôlée, Usine, Triticum|FIN, Séparation, Récupération, Eau lourde|ENT, Echange isotopique, Phase liquide, Distillation, Température cryogénique, Platine|ACT, Technologie, Performance, Sécurité, Radioprotection, Canada, Chalk River Tritium Extraction Plant

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gramineae, Monocotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, North America, America, Thermonuclear fusion, Industrial plant, Triticum, Separation, Recovery, Heavy water, Isotope exchange, Liquid phase, Distillation, Cryogenic temperature, Platinum, Technology, Performance, Safety, Radioprotection, Canada

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0436013

    Code Inist : 001D06D04E. Création : 199406.