Tritium Isotope Separation is the first book to present a current overview of the separation processes for tritium isotopes. The book consists of two parts. Part I explores the sources of tritium and the evolution of the world's tritium inventory. Part II describes the processes and plants used for tritium isotope separation, enrichment methods for tritium for analytical purposes, methods for recovering and enriching tritium from nuclear and thermonuclear plants, and the laser method.
The book in general emphasizes applications, performance, characterization, laboratory experiments, pilot plants and industrial production, reliability, and cost. An author index, subject index, list of acronyms and abbreviations, and glossary have been included to make the book an even more valuable reference. Tritium Isotope Separation will be an essential book for all nuclear energy engineers, nuclear physicists, and others working with various aspects of isotope separation science.
Table of Contents
Sources of Tritium. Natural Sources. Artificial Sources. The Evolution of the World Tritium Inventory. Processes and Plants for Tritium Isotope Separation. Enrichment of Tritium for Analytical Purposes. Recovery and Enrichment of Tritium from Nuclear Plants. Recovery and Enrichment of Tritium from Thermonuclear Plants. Laser Isotope Separation of Tritium. References. Indices. Glossary.