Distillation of Hydrogen — Deuterium Mixtures
The recent increase in the demand for heavy water, or deuterium oxide, has stimulated an interest in the supply of deuterium. The natural abundance of deuterium in hydrogen is known to be 1 part in 6900, and three principal methods have been considered for the separation of deuterium from hydrogen: (1) catalytic exchange between hydrogen and water vapor, (2), distillation of water, and (3) distillation of liquid hydrogen.
KeywordsHeavy Water Mesh Screen Perforated Plate Liquid Hydrogen Deuterium Oxide
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