Discovery of uranium-contaminated soil purification material without secondary environmental pollution

This article discusses a breakthrough by the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology in developing a nano-material-based adsorption process for purifying uranium-contaminated soil. This new method uses hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), known for its high mechanical strength and large surface area, which makes it highly effective at absorbing uranium without the secondary pollution typically caused by other methods like chemical precipitation. This innovative approach could significantly reduce the environmental impact of nuclear energy production, enhancing safety and sustainability. For more details, you can read the full article on Phys org: