Heavy Water Production by Cryogenic Processing
Deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, is used in certain bubble chambers and also for experiments in nuclear fusion. However, the greatest demand for deuterium is associated with nuclear reactor technology, particularly for reactors of high power output. These reactors have attained importance because they can use natural uranium. This makes them attractive in those countries that have no U-235 enrichment plants or that prefer natural uranium for other reasons and is one reason why the demand for heavy water is increasing.
KeywordsHeavy Water Pure Hydrogen Natural Uranium Cryogenic Treatment Deuterium Concentration
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