Mass-transport properties to estimate rates of tritium recovery from flibe blanket

Satoshi Fukada, Masabumi Nishikawa, Akio Sagara, Takayuki Terai

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Rates of the recovery of tritium from a blanket of a fusion reactor with a 1 GWt power are estimated. The recovery methods are a permeation window, a Flibe-He counter-current-extraction tower and a rotational centrifugal flow system. There is high possibility in that the rate-determining step of the permeation window is tritium diffusion in Flibe. The tritium diffusion in liquid Flibe drops is also the dominant process in the counter-current-extraction tower. The determination of the tritium diffusion rate in purified or unpurified Flibe (or actual blanket environment) is a key to estimate the tritium recovery rate accurately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1054-1058
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number3 II
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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