Volume 91 Issue 16 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 22, 2013

Soaking Up Uranium

Nanotechnology: Porous framework compound may work to extract the dissolved metal from seawater
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: MOF, uranium, actinide, framework, sorption

The world’s oceans hold nearly 1,000 times more uranium than all known land-based sources. The total, an estimated 4 billion metric tons, could supply the nuclear power industry’s fuel needs for centuries, even if the industry grows rapidly.

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