Experimental study of tritium recovery from liquid lithium by yttrium

Mika Kinoshita, Satoshi Fukada, Naoya Yamashita, Takeo Muroga, Masabumi Nishikawa

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The recovery of hydrogen in liquid Li by Y was investigated in the range 573-773 K. To recover tritium down to 1 wppm from Li, it is necessary to absorb tritium in Li into the Y hydride around at 523 K, if Y is in a hydride phase. However, it was found that limiting the use of the Y bed until its α phase relieves the temperature restriction. The hydrogen recovery rate was determined comparatively among the static Li-H2, Y-H2 and Li-Y-H2 systems. Although the hydrogen absorbing rate of Li-Y-H 2 was comparable to that of Y-H2 at 673 K, it decreased at temperatures lower than 623 K due to reaction resistance at the Y surface. Relation between the surface effect and temperature was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume81 A
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
EventProceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology ISFNT-7 Part A -
Duration: May 22 2005May 27 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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