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Apparatus and process for separating hydrogen isotopes

United States Patent

June 25, 2013
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The apparatus and process for separating hydrogen isotopes is provided using dual columns, each column having an opposite hydrogen isotopic effect such that when a hydrogen isotope mixture feedstock is cycled between the two respective columns, two different hydrogen isotopes are separated from the feedstock.
Heung; Leung K. (Aiken, SC), Sessions; Henry T. (Aiken, SC), Xiao; Xin (Augusta, GA)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
12/ 882,962
September 15, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.