The approximate estimation of tritium permeation rate under the acceptable assumption from a safety point of view is surely useful to progress the design activities for a fusion DEMO reactor. Tritium permeation rates in the blanket and the divertor were estimated by the simplified evaluation model under the recent DEMO conditions in the water-cooled blanket with solid breeder as a first step. Plasma driven permeation rates in tungsten wall were calculated by applying Doyle & Brice model and gas driven permeation rates in F82H were calculated for hydrogen-tritium twocomponent system. In the representative recent DEMO condition, the following tritium permeation\ rates were obtained, 1.8 g/day in the blanket first wall, 2.3 g/day in the blanket tritium breeding region and 1.6 g/day in the divertor. Total tritium permeation rate into the cooling water was estimated to be 5.7 g/day.
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