Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
Tritium atoms can easily substitute for
hydrogen atoms. Examples:
elemental hydrogen (tritium gas,
HT, DT, or T2)
tritiated water (tritium oxide:
HTO, DTO, or T2O)
organically bound tritium: These
compounds may result in more dose
per intake than tritiated water.
metals and tritium (metal tritides):
These compounds may result in
more dose per intake than tritiated
water. Accordingly, additional
controls may be needed, such as
special air monitoring or enhanced
personnel protective equipment.
Exchanges with hydrogen in organic
and other materials (oils, plastics, etc.)
Tritium gas is flammable and can
explode under certain conditions.