The recovery of uranium from water

The extraction of uranium from the water.

 

 

Scientists have developed an adsorbent material, based on bioinspired gelatinous agent that selectively binds dissolved in water uranyl ions.

 



The extraction of uranium from water:

In sea water contain inexhaustible reserves of importance for the human chemical elements, albeit in low concentrations.

Thus, the content of uranium in ocean water is 3.3×10-7 %, i.e. 3.4 milligrams per ton of sea water. In total, scientists estimate that the World ocean contains about 4 billion tons of uranium.

Scientists have developed an adsorbent material, based on bioinspired gelatinous agent that selectively binds dissolved in water uranyl ions. The adsorbent includes a functional group known as H2BHT (2,6-bis[hydroxy(methyl)amino]-4-morpholino-1,3,5-triazine).

The adsorbent is easily regenerated after use and may be reused.

 

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