Radon Emanation from Drinking Water Samples of Nineveh Province (IRAQ)
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 257-260
Received: Oct. 25, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 15, 2014; Published: Jan. 3, 2015
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Laith Ahmed Najam, Department of Physics, College of Science, Mosul Univ., Mosul, Iraq
Nada Fathil Tawfiq, Department of Physics, College of Science, Al-Nahrain Univ., Baghdad, Iraq
Enas Mohmad Younis, Department of Physics, College of Science, Mosul Univ., Mosul, Iraq
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The study include measurements of radon concentration in water samples for a total of eleven selected locations from Nineveh province. The natural exposure method using CR-39 track detector and the sealed cuptechniquewere chosen for analysis of radon concentration. Radon content in water samples of the study area ranges from 17.4Bq/l in Talskuf to 36.1 Bq/l in Sad Al-Mosul with an average value 26.37 Bq/l, all measured 222Rn activity concentrations in water are below the European Commission recommended level for radon in drinking water of 100 Bq/l.The results of the annual effective dose ranged from 64µSv/y in Talskuf to 132 µSv/y in Sad Al-Mosul, the total annual effective dose in 54.54% locations of the studied area are found to be within the safe limit (0.1 mSv/year) recommended by World Health Organization and EU Council and 45.45% locations are exceeding the annual effective dose limit of 0.1 mSv/y.
Radon Emanation, Nineveh Province, Track density, Annual Effective Dose
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Laith Ahmed Najam, Nada Fathil Tawfiq, Enas Mohmad Younis, Radon Emanation from Drinking Water Samples of Nineveh Province (IRAQ), American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2014, pp. 257-260. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20140306.20
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