Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste

Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste. Has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water.

Graphene is always amazing! Now will be a nuclear waste cleaner.



Rice, Moscow State universities show that flakes of graphene oxide can absorb radioactive waste from water, thanks to their large surface area.

Graphene atom-thick flakes are soluble in liquids and easily produced in bulk.

According to Rice university:

“A new method for removing radioactive material from solutions is the result of collaboration between Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The vial at left holds microscopic particles of graphene oxide in a solution. At right, graphene oxide is added to simulated nuclear waste, which quickly clumps for easy removal. Image by Anna Yu. Romanchuk/Lomonosov Moscow State University

The experimental results were reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.”



Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste

The vial at left holds microscopic particles of graphene oxide in a solution. At right, graphene oxide is added to simulated nuclear waste, which quickly clumps for easy removal. Image by Anna Yu. Romanchuk/Lomonosov Moscow State University

via gizmag



source Rice university