2024 March

Published: Krishnakumar Nangeelil, Zaijing Sun

Krishnakumar Nangeelil and Zaijing Sun (both Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences), along with Colby Fleming from the Nuclear Reactor Program at North Carolina State University, published an article titled, “Using neutron activation to assess heavy metal pollution in water and sediment along Savannah River,” in Environmental Analayis Health and Toxicology.

The paper gives a comprehensive study to assess heavy elemental pollution in the Savannah River through the instrumental neutron activation analysis. The outcome of this investigation has identified a spatial trend along the Savannah River, revealing major elements responsible for pollution that could disrupt the ecological environment and potentially impact human health. This work was conducted by the group of Health, Environment, and Radiation Detection.