Wastewater & Environmental
Radioactive isotopes are used in hospitals for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, with over 20M nuclear medicine procedures performed annually in the US. These radioactive isotope treatments exit the body as liquid or solid excretions and are discharged into municipal waste and sewage systems, where they can accumulate producing even higher exposure levels.
In addition to medical isotopes, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, such as wastewater fracking and scale, dust and sludge from Oil & Gas equipment, can also enter the waste and wastewater streams from industrial sources.
RadComm RC7000 real time spectroscopic isotope identification technology, allows waste processing facilities to identify and classify medical, TENORM and NORM isotopes according to their decay rates while, at the same time, alerting personnel as to when to notify regulators before releasing dangerous material into the waste stream. The RC7000 system is easily configurable to strategically locate detectors in areas where incoming and outgoing shipments pass before entering or leaving the wastewater treatment facility.