TCE and PCE decomposition by a combination of gamma-rays, ozone and titanium dioxide

J. Jung, J. H. Yoon, H. H. Chung, M. J. Lee

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Gamma-ray treatment in the presence of ozone (O3) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) showed an efficient removal of trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE). Without gamma-irradiation, TCE and PCE were not sufficiently decomposed to comply with the water quality limit of groundwater. However, near 100% of TCE and PCE were removed at a dose of 300 Gy in the presence of O3 and TiO2, where TiO2 showed an explicit enhancement of decomposition. Cytotoxicity test using Chinese hamster V79 cells showed no toxicity of the TCE and PCE decomposition products.

Original languageEnglish
Article number400450
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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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