Reaction: Porous Organic Polymers for Uranium Capture

Cafer T. Yavuz

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As clearly stated by Kushwaha and Patel,1 uranium recovery from seawater is largely a game of economics and scale because of the elevated costs of sorbents and labor. For example, extracting 1 g of uranium requires that 300 tons of seawater be processed. Not to mention less than 1% of natural uranium is fissile, and therefore the theoretical energy potential is just equivalent to 15~20 kg of dirt-cheap coal.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-277
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021


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