Enhancement of biodegradability of EDTA by gamma-ray treatment

Jinho Jung, H. J. Jo, S. M. Lee, Yong Sik Ok, Jeong-Gyu Kim

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Abstract

Radiation treatment with gamma-rays was used to improve the biodegradability of EDTA that is known to be a non-biodegradable substance. The effect of metal ions and catalysts on the treatment of EDTA was studied first. The removal of EDTA was definitely decreased in the presence of metal ions such as Cr(III), Cd(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II) at doses greater than 3 kGy. The addition of a TiO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume262
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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