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Drum bubbler tritium processing system

United States Patent

5,938,821
August 17, 1999
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A method of separating tritium oxide from a gas stream containing tritium oxide. The gas stream containing tritium oxide is fed into a container of water having a head space above the water. Bubbling the gas stream containing tritium oxide through the container of water and removing gas from the container head space above the water. Thereafter, the gas from the head space is dried to remove water vapor from the gas, and the water vapor is recycled to the container of water.
Rule; Keith (Hopewell, NJ), Gettelfinger; Geoff (Lexington, MA), Kivler; Paul (Hamilton Square, NJ)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
09/ 018,956
February 5, 1998
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.