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Uranium extraction: Fuel from seawater

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17022 (2017) | Download Citation

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There are over four billion tonnes of uranium in the oceans that could be harvested for nuclear fuel, but current capture methods have limited performance and reusability. Now, an electrochemical method using modified carbon electrodes is shown to be promising for the extraction of uranium from seawater.

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  1. Costas Tsouris is in the Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6181, USA and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0512, USA.

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