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Studies on Hydrogen Extraction Characteristics of Proton-Conducting Ceramics and Their Applications to a Tritium Recovery System and a Tritium Monitor

M. Tanaka et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 48 / Number 1 / July 2005 / Pages 51-54

Technical Paper / Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium Processing, Transportation, and Storage

For the purpose of the recovery of a hydrogen isotope exhausted from a fusion device and its application to a tritium monitor, hydrogen extraction properties using SrZr0.9Yb0.1O3- and CaZr0.9In0.1O3- and the effect of the electrode attachment method on the hydrogen extraction were evaluated under various atmospheres and temperatures. As a result, hydrogen could be extracted from mixed gases containing hydrogen, water vapor and methane. Furthermore, water vapor electrolysis for the tritium monitor was also evaluated under a wet atmosphere containing oxygen. From these results, it was revealed that a plated platinum electrode was suitable for mixed gases containing hydrogen, water vapor and methane, and that a porous pasted platinum electrode was suitable for water vapor electrolysis. From the findings obtained from the study of the hydrogen extraction properties, we described an optimum specification of the platinum electrode for a tritium recovery system and the number of proton-conducting ceramics for a tritium monitor.

 
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