Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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Ho-Ming Yeh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1

1Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan 251, R.O.C.


Received: June 22, 2007
Accepted: November 27, 2008
Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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The effects of plate spacing on the separation of heavy water from water-isotopes mixture in flat-plate thermal diffusion columns with transverse sampling stream, have been investigated. Considerable improvement in performance with fixed operating expense is obtainable if the plate spacing is suitably adjusted, resulting in suppressing the undersirable remixing effect while still preserving the desirable cascading effect.

Keywords: Thermal Diffusion, Heavy Water, Transverse Sampling Stream


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