© 2019 by the authors. Technological applications of nuclear science and technology in different sectors have proved their reliabilities and sustainability over decades. These applications have supported various human civilization needs, ranging from power generation to industrial, medical, and environmental applications. Environmental applications of radiation sources are used to support decision making processes in many fields; including the detection and analysis of pollutant transport, water resources management, and treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. This work reviewed recent advances in the research and applications of ionizing radiation in treating different wastewater euents. The main objective of the work is to highlight the role of ionizing radiation technology in the treatment of complex wastewater euents generated from various human activities and to address its sustainability. Results of both laboratory and industrial scale applications of this treatment technology have been reviewed, and information on operational safety of industrial irradiators, which affect the sustainability of this technology, has been summarized.
Hung, Yung-Tse, "Application of Ionizing Radiation in Wastewater Treatment: An Overview" (2020). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 372.
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