Remediation of polluted waters and wastewater by radiation processing

Maria H.O. Sampa, Erzsébet Takács, Peter Gehringer, Paulo R. Rela, Trajano Ramirez, Hasan Amro, Marek Trojanowicz, Maria L. Botelho, Bumsoo Han, Dilek Solpan, William J. Cooper, Salvatore S. Emmi, László Wojnárovits

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Application of radiation processing for drinking water, wastewater, and groundwater treatment is a ncost effective process which may insure adequate availability of that resource worldwide. This paper summarizes the results of a Coordinated Research Project (organized by the IAEA) with participants from 10 countries with the purpose of describing the degradation mechanism of organic impurities, and establishing optimal treatment conditions. Decoloration, disinfection, microbiological and toxicological experiments are also mentioned. These experiments led to pilot plants and also to a large scale industrial realization of radiation technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007


  • Degradation
  • Dyes
  • Electron beam
  • Pesticides
  • Radiation technology
  • Treatment
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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    Sampa, M. H. O., Takács, E., Gehringer, P., Rela, P. R., Ramirez, T., Amro, H., Trojanowicz, M., Botelho, M. L., Han, B., Solpan, D., Cooper, W. J., Emmi, S. S., & Wojnárovits, L. (2007). Remediation of polluted waters and wastewater by radiation processing. Nukleonika, 52(4), 137-144.