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Filtering radioactive elements from water

Some time ago, ETH researchers developed a filter membrane made out of whey proteins and activated carbon. In a new study, they now demonstrate just how efficient this membrane is at filtering radioactive elements from contaminated water. The nuclear accident in Fukushima remains etched into people’s memories. It was a catastrophe that caused huge amounts […]

Technology

Filtering radioactive elements from water

Some time ago, ETH researchers developed a filter membrane made out of whey proteins and activated carbon. In a new study, they now demonstrate just how efficient this membrane is at filtering radioactive elements from contaminated water. The nuclear accident in Fukushima remains etched into people’s memories. It was a catastrophe that caused huge amounts […]

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Technologies to Remotely Collect and Treat Sandbags Containing High-dose Radioactive Materials

The Client has been taking various measures in preparation for the decommissioning of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Image credit: Wikipedia/Public Domain It was recently found that high-dose radioactive materials were stuck to the zeolite sandbags placed on the lowest levels of the buildings. At present, these sandbags are stored underwater, with the stagnant […]