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TCAP Hydrogen Isotope Separation Using Palladium and Inverse Columns

L. K. Heung, H. T. Sessions, X. Xiao

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 60 / Number 4 / November 2011 / Pages 1331-1334

Detritiation and Isotope Separation / Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology (Part 2) /

The Thermal Cycling Absorption Process (TCAP) was further studied with a new configuration. Previous configuration used a palladium packed column and a plug flow reverser (PFR). This new configuration uses an inverse column to replace the PFR. The goal was to further improve performance. Both configurations were experimentally tested. The results showed that the new configuration increased the throughput by a factor of more than 2.

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