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Author Gentile, C.A. ♦ Parker, J.J. ♦ Guttadora, G.L. ♦ Ciebiera, L.P.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Decontamination ♦ Surface contamination ♦ Radio frequency ♦ Physics ♦ Laboratories ♦ Plasmas ♦ Inductors ♦ Seals ♦ Monitoring ♦ Steel
Abstract The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Tritium Systems Group has developed and fabricated an Oxidative Tritium Decontamination System (OTDS), which is designed to reduce tritium surface contamination on various components and items. The system is configured to introduce gaseous ozone into a reaction chamber containing tritiated items that require a reduction in tritium surface contamination. Tritium surface contamination (on components and items in the reaction chamber) is removed by chemically reacting elemental tritium to tritium oxide via oxidation, while purging the reaction chamber effluent to a gas holding tank or negative pressure HVAC system. Implementing specific concentrations of ozone along with catalytic parameters, the system is able to significantly reduce surface tritium contamination on an assortment of expendable and non-expendable items. This paper will present the results of various experimentation involving employment of this system.
Description Author affiliation: Plasma Phys. Lab., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA (Gentile, C.A.; Parker, J.J.; Guttadora, G.L.; Ciebiera, L.P.)
ISBN 0780370732
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-01-25
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 311.73 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 159
Ending Page 163


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library