Advanced expertise
Kinectrics is a long-time provider of advanced technical expertise to the international tritium
community for tritium handling, storage, monitoring and dosimetry. Kinectrics Inc. has operated
an accredited tritium facility for over 15 years and provided a wide range of technical support
services in this area for North American utilities, international laboratories, waste disposal sites,
tritium light manufacturers and universities. We offer clients the advantage of long-term
experience and expertise in tritium-related technologies, including cryogenic distillation as an
isotope separation technology.

Kinectrics’ state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities are host to a
hydrogen distillation pilot plant used to demonstrate, test and engineer
low inventory distillation technology for isotope separation. This work is
complemented by Kinectrics’ extensive modeling expertise in hydrogen
isotope separation systems.

Comprehensive capabilities
Kinectrics’ qualified industry specialists provide broad-based capabilities
in tritium management and handling. We offer comprehensive services to
support your organization:

    Isotope separation – cryogenic distillation, gas chromatographic, electrolysis
    Chemical, hydride (ZrFe), membrane based isotopic purification technologies for hydrogen
    Tritium systems design – tritium rooms, glovebox cleanup, glovebox layout, dispensing
    Tritium handling expertise — contamination control, decontamination, equipment selection,
    systems commissioning, safety
    Monitoring — process and surface activity sensors, liquid scintillation counting, gas
    proportional counters, passive samplers
    Environmental (air, liquid, soil) assessment and tracking of tritium
    Design/build of systems for the destruction of mixed (H3 or C-14), liquid, wastes
    Storage — design and testing of hydride (titanium, depleted uranium) storage beds
    Tritium Safe Handling Course
    Support with regulatory issues and licensing

Proven project experience
    Engineering, design, and procurement engineering for
    cryogenic distillation systems in a large tritium removal
    facility for the Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant in South
    Korea. The Wolsong Tritium Removal Facility can
    handle 100 kg/h of heavy water from nuclear reactors.
    Kinectrics engineered the deuterium gas-cleanup
    system, pumping and compression of the deuterium
    gas, and the cryogenic distillation cascade. The
    distillation system produces >99% pure T2.

                                       Design and delivery of a complete tritium removal facility
                                       and isotope separation system for the Tokamak Fusion
                                       Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Princeton Plasma Physics
                                       Laboratory in the United States. The system is based on a
                                       once-through purification concept using palladium/silver
                                       diffusers and four inter-linked cryogenic distillation
                                       columns. The system treats up to 2 L/min of exhaust gas.

                                       A major research program based largely on developing
                                       technologies, theory and modeling of tritium separation
                                       cascades for the Fusion community and the International
                                       Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Canada.
                                       Development of ITER related products including design
                                       and manufacture of tritium handling systems for hydride
                                       storage and glovebox cleanup, tritium surface-activity
                                       sensors, tritium storage beds, getter beds and process
                                       monitoring equipment for tritium.

                                       Large development program based on an Advanced Gas
    Chromatograph (AGC) system. The AGC is used to strip and recover tritium from a hydrogen
    waste gas stream as part of a tritiated solvent destruction system.

    Scale-up (design/build/commissioning) of catalytic oxidation system for the destruction of
    tritium or carbon-14 bearing mixed liquid waste. The system processed up to 35 g/min of
    tritiated liquid, activities up to 1 TBq/L (30 Ci/L) converting the waste to tritiated hydrogen
    gas, which can be further processed to enrich the tritium. Carbon-14 bearing liquids were
    processed at ~10 g/min with activities ranging up to 30 GBq/g (0.8 Ci/g).

For more information, contact:
                                                                                          KINECTRICS INC.
Jeff Robins, Department Manager                                                            800 KIPLING AVE.
                                                                                              TORONTO, ON
Nuclear Waste & Tritium Solutions                                                         M8Z 6C4 CANADA
Phone: 416.207.6000 x6083                                                                     416.207.6000
E-mail:                                                      WWW.KINECTRICS.COM


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