Numerical approach for a study of the hydrogen isotopes separation by palladium alloy membranes

S. Tosti, V. Violante

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In this work, a simple and stable method is proposed to design a hydrogen permeator operating with Pd/Ag membranes in countercurrent or cocurrent mode. The method is based on an iterative calculation that requires as input data a tentative value of the outlet permeate composition. The isotopic competition effect in the permeation process has been included in the flux formula. The model supported by a computer code has been used to study the hydrogen isotopes extraction from the gas stream arising from a tritiated water gas shift reactor under conditions relevant to a solid breeding blanket of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) size. The model and the code have also been tested with experimental data reported in the open literature. © 1998 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93 - 100
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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