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Premium Process design considerations and steady‐state operational data for the separations of isotopes of oxygen
Author(s)
Wolf D.,
Cohen H.
Publication year1972
Publication title
the canadian journal of chemical engineering
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWiley Subscription Services
Abstract Operational data for the separation of oxygen isotopes are given on flow rates, concentrations and concentration profiles of the isotope separation plant of the Weizmann Institute of Science which has reached steady‐state operational conditions with regard to the rare and more difficult to separate oxygen‐17 isotope. This plant consists of two sections, namely packed distillation columns and thermal diffusion columns. Data on the columns and packing characteristics are given. The concentrations reached in the distillation section are up to 98% of oxygen‐18 and up to 20% of oxygen‐17. In the thermal diffusion section, concentrations of oxygen‐18 up to 99.9% and of oxygen‐17 up to 96% have been attained.
Subject(s)air separation , analytical chemistry (journal) , chemistry , chromatography , diffusion , distillation , isotope , isotope separation , isotopes of oxygen , nuclear chemistry , nuclear physics , organic chemistry , oxygen , physics , thermodynamics
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.404
H-Index67
eISSN1939-019X
pISSN0008-4034
DOI10.1002/cjce.5450500512

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