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Functions of Heavy Water Plant, Tuticorin

    Heavy Water Plant, Tuticorin,

    Heavy Water Plant, Tuticorin, commenced production of heavy water in the year 1978. The installed capacity of the plant is 48 T/year. Heavy Water Plant was in operation upto 2007. Subsequently the plant has been suspended due to non-availability of feed gas from M/s SPIC. Preservation activities to keep the system and equipment in healthy and ready condition for commencing production of heavy water are in progress.

    • Various diversification activities have been taken up with the existing infrastructure.
    • Synthesising new solvents in bench scale which are required in Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
    • Operation of O18 test facility for collection of data to set up pilot/industrial facility for production of O18
    • Construction/Commissioning of pilot plant for synthesizing new nuclear solvents like TIAP, DHOA & D2EPHA II for collection of data in order to set up an Industrial scale plant.

    Last updated on: 13-Feb-2019