Discussion of tritium safety in fusion reactors

Satoshi Fukada

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Several conditions necessary to establish T safety and self-sufficiency in a fusion reactor system were discussed here. In order to achieve the safe and reliable technology on fusion reactors, more rigorous disciplines should be set up based on lessons learned from previous severe accidents associated with enormous release of radioactive nuclides including Fukushima 1st fission nuclear station. Our recent advances on T technology related with a blanket system of a helical-type fusion reactor were introduced here as an example of the future commercial fusion reactor system. Technical research targets to be achieved in the near future are set up on the T recovery ratio from the blanket loop and on the PRF of T through heat exchanger tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the American Nuclear Society
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 ANS Annual Winter Meeting - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 15 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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