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
Exchanges with hydrogen in organic and
other materials (oils, plastics, etc.)
Tritium gas is flammable and can explode
under certain conditions.