CARST has the following research projects:

Nuclear Forensic Signatures and Libraries (Prof Manny Mathuthu)

Resolving Nuclear Forensic Signatures and Libraries for South Africa’s 72 Uranium mines. This Project is funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

NORM Radioactivity (Prof VM Tshivhase)

Mapping radioactivity due to natural occurring radiative materials from mine (NORMS) from mine tailings in South Africa

PhD Projects

Mapping Cancer Risks due to radionuclide from Dust fallout around Dwellings in mine tailings

Characterization of Isotropic “Signatures” for Natural Uranium Ore Samples from Selected Uranium Mines in South Africa

Suspended Sediment Dynamic Fingerprints  in the Crocodile River, South Africa

Effectiveness of Ion Exchange, Reverse Osmosis and Coagulation and Filtration in the removal of Radioactivity from Acid Mine Drainage

Mapping of NORMs and Heavy Metals in Central District (Botswana): Evaluation of Long-term Impact of Mining Activities on Water Quality of Letsibogo Dam

MSc Projects

Evaluation of the uptake of 65Zn as a radiotracer in plants using different application techniques to enhance crop productivity

Characterization of microbial survival in the presence of radioactive 14C spiked salts in order to minimize graphite waste produced in graphite moderated nuclear reactors

Applications of ICP-MS and Isotopic Techniques in Resolving Nuclear Forensic Signatures in Cobalt-60 Processing

Applications of ICP-MS and Isotopic Techniques  in Resolving Nuclear Forensic Signatures in  Uranium Mining and Processing

Application of Electronic Personal Dosimeter in Thermo-luminescence and Isotopic Ratio Dating of Limestone Using Uranium Series

   Solvent extraction of Uranium from alkaline solutions in a hot cell

Honors Projects

Calibration of HPGe/NaI and identification of sample A

Calibration of HPGe/NaI and identification of sample B

Calibration of HPGe/NaI and identification of sample C

Categorization of Radioactive and Nuclear Waste Materials at CARST

Liquid Effluent Assessment at the Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology

Determination of Efficiency and Resolution of HPGe and NaI(Tl) detectors using gamma-ray spectroscopy at CARST

Characterization of HPGe detector in Centre for applied radiation and science technology

Distribution of Th/U ratios around Centre for Applied Radiation and Science Technology Vicinity

Evaluation of Th/U ratios in maize meals around Mafikeng municipality

Ra-226 Radioactivity dose calculation in Modiri Molema Municipal drinking water using Perkin Elmer LSC Qauntulus 1220 Ultra Low Level and Gamma spectrometry

Determination of Radon emanation from CARST Limestone soils area using the Alpha Guard Pro 2000 by Saphymo

Determination of Radon emanation from Modiri Molema Municipal Drinking water using the Alpha Guard Pro 2000 by Saphymo