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Liquid Radioactive Wastes Treatment: A Review
Hot Lab. & Waste Management Center, Atomic Energy Authority of Egypt, P.O. 13759, Inshas, Cairo, Egypt
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
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Received: 13 April 2011; in revised form: 4 May 2011 / Accepted: 5 May 2011 / Published: 12 May 2011
Abstract: Radioactive wastes are generated during nuclear fuel cycle operation, production and application of radioisotope in medicine, industry, research, and agriculture, and as a byproduct of natural resource exploitation, which includes mining and processing of ores, combustion of fossil fuels, or production of natural gas and oil. To ensure the protection of human health and the environment from the hazard of these wastes, a planned integrated radioactive waste management practice should be applied. This work is directed to review recent published researches that are concerned with testing and application of different treatment options as a part of the integrated radioactive waste management practice. The main aim from this work is to highlight the scientific community interest in important problems that affect different treatment processes. This review is divided into the following sections: advances in conventional treatment of aqueous radioactive wastes, advances in conventional treatment of organic liquid wastes, and emerged technological options.
Keywords: radioactive waste; treatment; sorption; membrane
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Rahman, R.O.A.; Ibrahium, H.A.; Hung, Y.-T. Liquid Radioactive Wastes Treatment: A Review. Water 2011, 3, 551-565.
Rahman ROA, Ibrahium HA, Hung Y-T. Liquid Radioactive Wastes Treatment: A Review. Water. 2011; 3(2):551-565.
Rahman, R. O. Abdel; Ibrahium, H. A.; Hung, Yung-Tse. 2011. "Liquid Radioactive Wastes Treatment: A Review." Water 3, no. 2: 551-565.