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Author Griesbach, O. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ♦ CHALK RIVER NUCLEAR LABS ♦ OPERATION ♦ TRITIUM ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT ♦ DATA ANALYSIS ♦ EXPERIMENTAL DATA ♦ INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ♦ MATHEMATICAL MODELS ♦ PHYSICS ♦ PLASMA ♦ SAMPLING ♦ ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LTD ♦ BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES ♦ BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES ♦ CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS ♦ COOPERATION ♦ DATA ♦ HYDROGEN ISOTOPES ♦ INFORMATION ♦ ISOTOPES ♦ LIGHT NUCLEI ♦ MASS TRANSFER ♦ NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ♦ NUCLEI ♦ NUMERICAL DATA ♦ ODD-EVEN NUCLEI ♦ RADIOISOTOPES ♦ YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 700206* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Environmental Aspects ♦ Fusion Power Plant TechnologyFuel, Heating, & Injection Systems
Abstract An international tritium model validation experiment was held at Chalk River, Canada, during June 1987. The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Differential Atmospheric Tritium Sampler (DATS) was one of the many types of tritium samplers used for this experiment. Besides the modeling data that were produced from this experiment, the authors learned how well our tritium samplers performed when a known tritium quantity was released. The DATS were set up at 50, 100, 200, and 400 meters downwind from the release point. Data were collected during the release period and for the next 24 hours. While the units worked very well in the field, valued operational experience was gained in the recovery of the tritium from the silica gel. Because of delays in the analysis of the collected samples, it became difficult to recover the HTO fraction quantitatively. Indications are that molecular sieves are more suitable for samples which are not going to be processed immediately. This paper reports on the field set up, the measurement results, and operational experience.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1988-09-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Fusion Technol.
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 2
Organization Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (US)