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Long-term perspective of nuclear energy supply using uranium extracted from seawater

Uotani, Masaki*; Shimizu, Takao*; Tamada, Masao

Proceedings of 2003 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP '03) (DVD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2003/00

The present paper describes the current technology of uranium recovery from seawater by using radiation-induced graft-adsorbent and the utilization scenario of collected uranium from the viewpoint of long-term perspective of nuclear energy demand in Japan. The several thousand tons of uranium will be required in the latter half of 21st century in Japan, even if the plutonium is practically used in fast breeder reactors (FBRs). This demand of uranium can be supplied by the uranium recovered from seawater if the recovery cost is reasonable. In conclusion, the utilization of uranium from seawater will be able to play an essential role of providing enough time to develop safe and economical FBRs.

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Recovery system for uranium from seawater with fibrous adsorbent and its preliminary cost estimation

Sugo, Takanobu; Tamada, Masao; Seguchi, Tadao; Shimizu, Takao*; Uotani, Masaki*; Kashima, Ryoichi*

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi, 43(10), p.1010 - 1016, 2001/10

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:68.69(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The cost of uranium recovered from seawater was estimated by using the amidoxime adsorbent of polymer fibers synthesized by radiation modification, and the technical problems in the recovery system were extracted. The cost of adsorbent materials, storage in seawater for uranium absorption, and the uranium detachment from the adsorbent was estimated respectively in three different systems of the storage in seawater as a buoy, floating body, and chain binding system. The recovery cost of uranium from seawater was estimated to be 8$$sim$$10 times of that from mine uranium. More than 80% of the total cost was occupied by the cost for storage in seawater, which is owing to a weight of metal cage for the holding of adsorbents. The cost can be attained to half by the reduction of the weight to 1/4. One of facing research subject is the improvement of adsorbent ability, since the cost directly depends on the adsorbent performance.

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