ABSTRACT Neutral red is kind of biologic colourant and acidity-basicity indicator. Radiation degradation of neutral red in aqueous solution was done by γ-Ray. The removal rate of chemical oxygen demand, total organic carbon, chroma and the changing of pH value were studied under various conditions. With the increase of absorbed doses, the chemical oxygen demand and chroma decreased conspicuously. The absorbed dose rate has little effect on the degradation of neutral red. When the absorbed doses are the same, the chemical oxygen demand and chroma decreased more obviously with the increase of neutral red concentration. Weak basic condition and proper H2O2 addiation are propitious to removal of chemical oxygen demand of neutral red.
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