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Advanced Tritium Safe Handling

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    A comprehensive course on tritium and the tritium-CANDU relationship.  Participants walk away from the course with a solid understanding of how tritium is generated, controlled and released from a CANDU plant.  The ubiquitous presence of water in nature insures the dispersion of tritium in the environment; thus, the hazards of tritium (public, worker) are communicated.  Participants gain practical knowledge in the area of tritium monitoring and contamination control.  Attendees are able to define what materials are appropriate for tritium service and the difficulties associated with disposal of tritiated waste.

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    Course Outline

    Module 1 – What is Tritium?

    • Physical and chemical properties
    • Generation in CANDU plants
    • Why distinguished from other radioisotopes

    Module 2 – Biological/Environmental Hazards of Tritium

    • Tritium and the Water Cycle
    • Tritium Dosimetry
    • Tritium in the Environment

    Module 3 – Tritium Concerns for CANDU

    • Emissions to the environment
    • Public Dose
    • Worker Dose

    Module 4 – Where is the Tritium?

    • Tritium monitoring
    • Process monitoring
    • Environmental monitoring

    Module 5 – Controlling Tritium

    • Design Philosophy
    • Containment & confinement
    • Tritium extraction and storage

    Module 6 – Tritiated Waste

    • Minimization
    • Assaying
    • Disposal and storage options

    Module 7 – Materials for Tritium Service

    • Damage to material properties
    • Choosing a material
    • Materials to avoid

    Module 8 – Equipment for Tritium Service

    Laboratory Training

    The course is complemented with practical exercises involving tritium and tritium handling equipment. Participants gain practical experience in the following areas:
    • Dosimetry
    • Contamination/Decontamination
    • Glovebox Design
    • Hydrides

    Who Should Attend

    ​This course is designed for:

    • New CANDU station employees
    • New professionals in the tritium industry
    • Workers in the tritium industry looking to update their training

    Key Benefits

    ​Participants learn the following:

    • Properties of Tritium
    • Handling tritium safely
    • Managing tritium contamination
    • Tritium in the environment
    • Tritium materials interaction


    • Armando Antoniazzi Ph.D

      Armando is Kinectrics’ Tritium Lab Manager and senior scientist.  He has over 20 years experience in general tritium handling, tritium monitoring and tritiated waste management.​

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    Training Locations

    • Head Office

      800 Kipling Ave., Unit 2
      Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5