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2012-08-23 00:52:28

Fueling nuclear reactors with uranium harvested from the ocean could become more feasible because of a material developed by a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The combination of ORNL's high-capacity reusable adsorbents and a Florida company's high-surface-area polyethylene fibers creates a material that can rapidly, selectively and economically extract valuable and precious dissolved metals from water. The material, HiCap, vastly outperforms today's...

2012-08-23 00:30:03

PNNL tests adsorbent to extract uranium from the ocean When you take a dip in the ocean, nuclear fuel is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Uranium floats in Earth´s oceans in trace amounts of just 3 parts per billion, but it adds up. Combined, our oceans hold up to 4.5 billion tons of uranium — enough to potentially fuel the world´s nuclear power plantsfor 6,500 years. Countries such as Japan have examined the ocean as a uranium source since the 1960s, but...

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2012-08-21 22:25:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sea holds 4 billion tons of the Earth's uranium, and scientists say they have made advances in finding a way to tap that source. Reporting at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Robin Rogers, PhD., and colleagues from the University of Alabama, say they are making progress towards the 40-year-old dream of tapping the sea for uranium. The scientists have developed promising...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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