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Tritium Monitoring in the Environment at Tritium Separation Facility - ICIT

Carmen Varlam, Ioan Stefanescu, Ionut Faurescu, Denisa Faurescu, Diana Bogdan, Amalia Soare, Gheorghe Ionita

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 60 / Number 3 / October 2011 / Pages 1002-1005


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The paper presents the results of the pre-operational environmental monitoring program for the Experimental Pilot Plant for Tritium and Deuterium Separation. The tritium baseline was established in surface water samples, air, precipitation, crops, fish, meat and milk. The paper also summarizes the azeotropic distillation procedure used to extract water from samples and problems encountered during its use.

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