Recent International R&D Activities in the Extraction of Uranium from Seawater

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A literature survey has been conducted to collect information on the International R&D activities in the extraction of uranium from seawater for the period from the 1960s till the year of 2010. The reported activities, on both the laboratory scale bench experiments and the large scale marine experiments, were summarized by country/region in this report. Among all countries where such activities have been reported, Japan has carried out the most advanced large scale marine experiments with the amidoxime-based system, and achieved the collection efficiency (1.5 g-U/kg-adsorbent for 30 days soaking in the ocean) that could justify the development of industrial ... continued below

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Rao, Linfeng March 15, 2010.

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A literature survey has been conducted to collect information on the International R&D activities in the extraction of uranium from seawater for the period from the 1960s till the year of 2010. The reported activities, on both the laboratory scale bench experiments and the large scale marine experiments, were summarized by country/region in this report. Among all countries where such activities have been reported, Japan has carried out the most advanced large scale marine experiments with the amidoxime-based system, and achieved the collection efficiency (1.5 g-U/kg-adsorbent for 30 days soaking in the ocean) that could justify the development of industrial scale marine systems to produce uranium from seawater at the price competitive with those from conventional uranium resources. R&D opportunities are discussed for improving the system performance (selectivity for uranium, loading capacity, chemical stability and mechanical durability in the sorption-elution cycle, and sorption kinetics) and making the collection of uranium from seawater more economically competitive.

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  • Report No.: LBNL-4034E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/1000969 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1000969
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc831568

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Rao, Linfeng. Recent International R&D Activities in the Extraction of Uranium from Seawater, report, March 15, 2010; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc831568/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.