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Concentration and removal of tritium and/or deuterium from water contaminated with tritium and/or deuterium

United States Patent

February 20, 2001
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Concentration of tritium and/or deuterium that is a contaminant in H.sub.2 O, followed by separation of the concentrate from the H.sub.2 O. Employed are certain metal oxo complexes, preferably with a metal from Group VIII. For instance, [Ru.sup.IV (2,2',6',2"-terpyridine)(2,2'-bipyridine)(O)](ClO.sub.4).sub.2 is very suitable.
Meyer; Thomas J. (Chapel Hill, NC), Narula; Poonam M. (Carrboro, NC)
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
09/ 361,712
July 27, 1999
GOVERNMENT INTEREST Funding was provided by the Environmental Management Science Program, Office of Environmental Management, United States Department of Energy, under Contract No. OR17SP22 3TFW. Therefore, the United States Government has certain rights in the invention.