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Radiation Treatment of Wastewater for Reuse with Particular Focus on Wastewaters Containing Organic Pollutants

IAEA TECDOC No. 1855
English IAEA-TECDOC-1855 978-92-0-107818-6
218 7 18.00 2018

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The treatment of wastewater presents the dual challenge of protecting public health and the environment. The presence of increasing amounts of chemical contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, pesticides and dyes resulting from agricultural, industrial or municipal activities has potential negative impacts on ecosystems. Radiation technologies for treating different organic pollutants have been studied for many years, and their reliability and effectiveness have been demonstrated. This publication provides new insights into radiation treatment methodologies, particularly the evaluation of wastewater toxicity after radiation treatment, techno­economic aspects of such treatment, and its integration with existing conventional technologies.

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Keywords

Nuclear Measurements, Techniques and Instrumentation, Water, Purification, Irradiation, Radiation Chemistry, Wastewater Treatment, Reuse, Organic Compound Removal, Organic Pollutants, Methodologies, Evaluation, Toxicity, Radiation Treatment, Gamma Radiation, Pharmaceuticals, Electron Beam, Heavy Metals, Ionizing Radiation, Antibiotics, Industrial Sludge, Recycling, Dose, By-Products, Member States, Urban Irrigation, Contaminated Wastewaters, Analytical, Biological Methods, Public Health, Environment, Chemical Contaminants, Petrochemicals, Pesticides, Dyes, Ecosystem, Monuron, Gas Chromatography, Technoeconomic Aspects, Technologies

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