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Medically-derived radionuclides levels in seven heterogeneous urban wastewater treatment plants: The role of operating conditions and catchment area

Author
Mulas, D.; Camacho, A.; Garbayo, A.; Devesa, R.; Duch, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2019-05-01
Volume
663
Number
May
First page
818
Last page
829
DOI
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.349
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/168310 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719304000 Open in new window
Abstract
In nuclear medicine radionuclides are administered to patients both for diagnosis or treatment. Subsequently, the excreta from patients, enriched in radionuclides, enter the sewerage networks and reach wastewater treatment plants (TPs). Characterization of inflow wastewaters, sewage effluents and sewage sludges in the seven different urban WWTPs in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (BMA) has been done and 131I, 99mTc, 111In, 67Ga and 123I concentrations were determined by gamma-spectroscopy. In or...
Citation
Mulas, D. [et al.]. Medically-derived radionuclides levels in seven heterogeneous urban wastewater treatment plants: The role of operating conditions and catchment area. "Science of the total environment", 1 Maig 2019, vol. 663, núm. May, p. 818-829.
Keywords
Abatement systems, Medically-derived radionuclides, Nuclear medicine, Sewage effluent, Sewage sludge, WWTP
Group of research
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
DRM - Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics

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