Uranium is radionuclide ,more likely to occur in ground water than surface water, and is often
found together with radium. Mitigation of problem waters may require treatment for the removal of both uranium and radium.
Uranium typically exists in water as the uranyl ion, UO22+, formed in the presence of oxygen. At pH above six, uranium exists in potable water primarily as the uranyl carbonate complex. This form of uranium has a tremendous affinity for strong base anion resins.
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