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Uranium extraction: Fuel from seawater

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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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Figure 1: Alternating-current method for electrochemical extraction of uranium.


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Tsouris, C. Uranium extraction: Fuel from seawater. Nat Energy 2, 17022 (2017).

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