Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation


The National Conference with international participation on New Cryogenic and Isotope Technologies for Energy and Environment - EnergEn 2018 is organized by the National Research-Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea with the scientific participation of the University of Pitesti and the University of Craiova and will be held at Baile Govora, in 2018.



M. Zamfirache1, A. Bornea1, I. Stefanescu1, L. Stefan1, A. Lazar1, I. Cristescu2

1National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm.Valcea; 2Forshungszentrum Karlsruhe - Tritium Laboratory (TLK); e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Development of a water detritiation system, configuration and design of critical components is essential for installations which process tritiated water (heavy water or light water). The nuclear power plants which use CANDU reactors need to have a tritium removal facility with the aim to lower the tritium concentration in the plant systems and to maintain it at (or below) the acceptable levels.
 Within ICIT there is a pilot plant for tritium and deuterium separation, which has as main purpose the elaboration of tritium separation technique from heavy water used in moderator of CANDU nuclear reactors and to certify the equipments specific for cryogenic domain and tritiated mediums.
 This work is focused on the presentation of ICIT research activities related to water detritiation technologies and also to the applicability to a romanian nuclear power plant Cernavoda.