Award Date

12-1-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Chemistry

First Committee Member

Kenneth R. Czerwinski

Second Committee Member

Gary Cerefice

Third Committee Member

Kenneth R. Czerwinski

Fourth Committee Member

Gary Cerefice

Fifth Committee Member

Larry Tirri

Sixth Committee Member

Jacimaria Batista

Number of Pages

422

Abstract

The Radiochemistry Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has a Radiation Protection Program that was designed to provide students with the ability to safely work with radioactive materials in quantities that are not available in other academic environments. Requirements for continuous training and supervision make this unique program capable of turning out graduates that have an understanding of contamination and dose control techniques that complement their knowledge of the elements that they work with. The Program has also adopted a radionuclide recovery and reuse program that has provided materials from other universities, government agencies, and private companies for use in experiments.

Keywords

Decontamination; Radiation; Radiation – Safety measures; Radioactive decontamination; Radioactive substances – Recycling; Radiochemistry – Study and teaching (Higher); Recycling; Safety

Disciplines

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene | Radiochemistry

Language

English


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