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Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


The great advantages of heavy water as a moderator in nuclear reactors have been very largely offset by the difficulties of establishing a satisfactory and economical manufacturing process. This article reviews possible methods of preparation by catalytic exchange, with particular reference to a process, recently developed in Germany, for the enrichment of heavy water by high pressure exchange between hydrogen and an aqueous platinum catalyst suspension.


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