In a fusion reactor system, a monitoring of hydrogen isotopes including tritium is necessary for the safety of system control and operation. A gas chromatography using a cryogenic separation column is one of the methods for hydrogen isotope analysis. Synthesis zeolite such as molecular sieve 5A (CaA) is a candidate material of the separation column, and its property varies by the ratio of silica to alumina, the kinds of cation and so on. If the factor affected the hydrogen adsorption property of the synthesis zeolite is clarified, it may lead to the development of the new zeolite optimized to the separation column. So, in this work, adsorption capacity of hydrogen (H-2) and deuterium (D-2) for mordenite (MOR) and NaY type zeolite (NaY) were investigated at various temperatures, and were compared with CaA. The amount of adsorption per unit weight of MOR was larger than that of CaA, and that of NaY was smaller than that of CaA. The adsorption isotherms were expressed by sum of two Langmuir equations, and the Langmuir coefficients of H-2 and D-2 were proposed. Furthermore, the Langmuir coefficients of HD, HT, DT and T-2 were estimated by the reduced mass. The correlation between the adsorption properties and the physical parameters of the zeolite were not confirmed. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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