Recovery of hydrogen dissolved in Li-Pb eutectic alloy by mean of a bubbling tower is experimentally investigated. Mass-transfer coefficients to predict tritium recovery rate are experimentally determined when Ar and Ar+H2 gas bubbles are injected into Li-Pb through an I-shaped nozzle under the conditions of temperature 573 773 K and H2 partial pressure of 1 Pa 0.1 MPa. The results are fitted by an analytical equation based on diffusion and solution in Li-Pb. So that, the rate-determining step is hydrogen diffusion through a boundary layer formed in Li-Pb-gas interface and absorption and desorption are found to be almost reversible.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering