Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation
Radiation has long been used in food processing, medical device sterilization, and polymer production, but only recently has it begun to be widely accepted as a valued component in environmental cleanup initiatives. The growing popularity of radiation as a means of neutralizing both natural and synthetic contaminants is due, in great part, to impressive results recently achieved by researchers worldwide using ionizing radiation methods, especially those involving electron beam techniques. Despite these many successes, there continues to be a conspicuous poverty of professional references on the subject. Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation fills that gap.
Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation brings together contributions by more than 100 leading scientists from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The first English-language text devoted exclusively to this exciting growth area, it affords readers a unique opportunity to acquaint themselves with state-of-the-art applications of ionizing radiation for solving environmental remediation problems. Featuring many fascinating and informative case studies from around the world, it brings scientists and engineers quickly in line with the latest advances in:
-Electron beam design
-Flue gas treatment using electron beams
-Ionizing radiation in pollution control
-Irradiation treatment of industrial wastes
-Irradiation treatment of soil and biosolids
-Irradiation and photocatalytic processes
-New and emerging applications of ionizing radiation.
Environmental Applications of Ionizing Radiation is a valuable working resource for civil, chemical, and environmental engineers and scientists involved with pollution control, water treatment, and natural and industrial waste treatment. It also belongs on the syllabuses of all graduate-level engineering courses in air and water management.
Radiation Chemistry and Its Application to Environmental Pollution (R. Woods).
Advanced Accelerator Technology for Environmental Protection (Z. Zimek & A. Chmielewski).
Electron-Beam Technology for Purification of Flue Gas (I. Tokunaga).
Electron-Beam Flue-Gas Treatment Process Upscaling (A. Chmielewski, et al.).
Spin Trapping Study for the PCB Waste Under Radiation (J.-Y. Wu, et al.).
Radiation-Induced Cleanup of Water and Wastewater (P. Gehringer & H. Eschweiler).
Electron-Beam Purification of Water and Wastewater (A. Pikaev).
Sewage Sludge Irradiation Plant in Argentina (J. Graiņo & C. Magnavacca).
Hydroxyl-Radical-Mediated Oxidation: A Common Pathway in the Photocatalytic, Radiolytic, and Sonolytic Degradation of Textile Dyes (K. Vinodgopal & P. Kamat).
Radiation Recycling of Butyl Rubber Wastes (J. Yang).
RANDY D. CURRY is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
KEVIN E. O'SHEA is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.