• Project No 4103
  • Project Name Detection of radionuclides from radiation medical treatments within South Australia's wastewater
  • Lead Organisation SA Water
  • Research Lead SA Environmental Protection Agency
  • Main Researcher Samantha Pandelus
  • Completion Year 2016

National Research Priority: Customers

Topics: wastewater

Project Description

Radionuclides are used for nuclear medicine, veterinary medicine, and research purposes. Nuclear medicine is commonly used for detection of tumour tissue, routine diagnostic imaging and treatment of diseases at many medical sites across South Australia.  This project determined if there were harmful radionuclides in the wastewater.

Honours Thesis completed by Samantha Pandelus in November 2016.