Impurity control in liquid lithium loop for IFMIF target facility

Y. Kato, H. Katsuta, S. Konishi, M. Ogoshi, T. Hua, L. Green, S. Cevolani

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In the IFMIF Lithium target system, the total lithium inventory is about 21 m3and the impurities in the lithium are controlled by a cold trap and a hot trap. From the safety standpoint, the control of tritium and beryllium-7 concentration in the lithium is the most important issue. Both elements are to be controlled by a cold trap. As an option for the tritium, a hot trap is also considered. Other impurities such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon which will affect the compatibility of lithium and loop materials are also controlled by the cold and hot traps to an acceptable level. A swamping method to control the tritium concentration is analyzed. © 1998 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394 - 399
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 1 A
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Kato, Y., Katsuta, H., Konishi, S., Ogoshi, M., Hua, T., Green, L., & Cevolani, S. (1998). Impurity control in liquid lithium loop for IFMIF target facility. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 258-263(PART 1 A), 394 - 399.