Accession Number:

ADA029680

Title:

Effect of Gamma Rays on Microorganisms and Chemicals in Water, Wastewater, and Sludge.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 71-31 Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA INST OF TECH MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR POLLUTION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

Gamma rays have been found to be effective in destroying certain chemical structures and in killing both pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria. A synergistic effect has been discovered when aqueous solutions are either pretreated with chlorine or when air or oxygen are bubbled through the solutions during irradiation. The data indicates that the effectiveness of the irradiation process is dependent on the concentration of solids in the aqueous solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE