Characteristics of a Hydrogen Isotope Storage and Accountancy System

Title & Authors
Characteristics of a Hydrogen Isotope Storage and Accountancy System
KIM, YEANJIN; JUNG, KWANGJIN; GOO, DAESEO; PARK, JONGCHUL; JEON, MIN-GU; YUN, SEI-HUN; CHUNG, HONGSUK;

Abstract
Global energy shortage problem is expected to increase driven by strong energy demand growth from developing countries. Nuclear fusion power offers the prospect of an almost infinite source of energy for future generations. Hydrogen isotope storage and delivery system is a important subsystem of a nuclear fusion fuel cycle. Metal hydride is a method of the high-density storage of hydrogen isotope. For the safety storage of hydrogen isotope, depleted uranium (DU) has been widely proposed. But DU needs a safe test because It is a radioactive substance. The authors studied a small-scale DU bed and a medium-scale DU bed for the safety test. And then we made a large-scale DU bed and stored hydrogen isotopes in the bed. Before the hydriding/dehydriding, we tested it's heating and cooling properties and carried out an activation procedure. As a result, Reaction rate of DU-$\small{H_2}$ is more rapid than the other metal hydride ZrCo. Through the successful storage result of our large bed, the development possibility of the hydrogen isotope storage technology seems promising.
Keywords
Metal hydride;Hydriding;Dehydriding;DU;Hydrogen isotope;Nuclear fusion;
Language
Korean
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