PIXE Elemental Analysis of Boroujerd’s Tap Water
Nuclear Science
Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 31-36
Received: Dec. 14, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 14, 2016; Published: Feb. 21, 2017
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Abdolkazem Ansarinejad, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
Goudarzi Maryam, Departmentof Physics, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran
Moradi Mahmoud, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
In this study, we carried out Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) analysis of tap water from several houses located in different parts of Borojerd city In Iran. A 2.0 MeV proton beam was employed to excite the samples. The concentration of these elements varied from one month to other depending on session but the average elemental concentrations during a complete year seams invariant. The main objective of this work was to characterize and to monitor the trace elements in drinking water, as well as to provide valuable information about the levels of heavy metallic pollutions. The experimental results of trace elements analysis of drinking water of city of Borujerd which was sampled in different months during a year, has been presented by a spectrum of X-rays (in mg/lit) and graphs of quality concentration of elements. Our results were within the permissible limits reported by International standards, and WHO guidelines for drinking water quality and could be observed that the drinking water of Borojerd lacks any toxic trace elements and heavy metals.
Keywords
Water Pollution, PIXE, Accelerator, Trace Elements
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Abdolkazem Ansarinejad, Goudarzi Maryam, Moradi Mahmoud, PIXE Elemental Analysis of Boroujerd’s Tap Water, Nuclear Science. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 31-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ns.20170202.11
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