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Hydrogen Isotope Separation From Noble Gasses in Plasma Exhausts and Other Gas Streams --- Inventors Thomas A. Kozub, William R. Blanchard and Charles A. Gentile

The objective of this invention is the removal of hydrogen isotopes from noble (intervention) gasses. In one configuration, it employs liquid lithium in thin layers on chevrons or other surfaces. Plasma exhaust, containing hydrogen isotopes and noble gasses, is passed over the liquid lithium whereby hydrogen isotopes are trapped, while the noble gas flows by. Other configurations are also possible. Applications would be for future fusion devices or other chemical processes.


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