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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Michiko Ahn Furudate, Seungyon Cho
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 71 | Number 4 | May 2017 | Pages 514-519
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1293417
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The equilibrium chemical compositions of purge gas at the outlet of the Test Blanket Module in Helium Cooled Ceramic Reflector (HCCR) Test Blanket System are studied. Mole fractions of H, T, O, H2, HT, T2, H2O, HTO, and T2O in the equilibrium state are calculated by a Gibbs free energy minimization method starting from the initial state of H2/HTO mixture. The standard Gibbs free energy for tritium species obtained by the density functional theory is used in the calculations. The tritium recovery rates in the form of HT, T2, HTO and T2O are estimated from the equilibrium chemical compositions obtained in the calculations. The effects of H2 concentration in the purge gas on the tritium recovery process are also investigated by parametric study with variations of purge gas flow rate and volume ratio of hydrogen to helium in the purge gas.