Is tritium an issue for high temperature reactors

  title={Is tritium an issue for high temperature reactors},
  author={Michael A. F{\"u}tterer and Elio D’Agata and Xavier Raepsaet},
  journal={Nuclear Engineering and Design},
Abstract In a high temperature reactor, tritium is produced by a number of mechanisms. Due to its high mobility, some of this tritium ends up in the primary helium cooling circuit from where it can be extracted by the coolant purification system to keep the partial pressure of tritiated compounds low. The remaining partial pressure of tritium in the coolant is the driving force for permeation across the heat exchanger from the primary cooling system into the secondary cooling system. From there… Expand
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