Transient behavior of enrichment of tritium water in adsorption- distillation column

Satoshi Fukada

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Enrichment of tritium in an adsorption-distillation column was experimentally investigated under the two processes of simple distillation and total-reflux distillation. Adsorption of water on silica-gel pellets enhanced the total isotope separation factor in the water distillation column. The transient behavior of tritium enrichment was analyzed using material balance equations of tritium and water in each cell with a height corresponding to HETP. The experimental transient behavior was well simulated by the material balance equations with additional assumptions on vapor and liquid flow rates regardless of the different processes of simple distillation and total-reflux distillation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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