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Study on Radon Emanation from Selected Cement Samples by Using Nuclear Track Detector (Cr 39)

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In this work, we have study the concentration of radon gas in seven cement samples from different regions in Iraq (Kofa, Sulaymaniya, Kubesa, Karbala, Al-Kaem, Basra, and Almas cement) by using alpha-emitters registrations that emitted from radon gas in CR-39 nuclear track detector. Sealed-cup technique that used in this study to determine the alpha emitters from radon gas. The results obtained shown that the highest average radon gas concentration in cement samples which was (55.16 Bq/m3) for Almas samples, while the lowest average radon gas concentration in cement samples which was (24.13 Bq/m3) for Karbala samples. The current results show that the radon gas concentration in all cement samples that studied is below the allowed limit from International Commission of Radiation Protection (ICRP) agency.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 42)
Pages:
45-50
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILCPA.42.45
Citation:
K. H. Abass et al., "Study on Radon Emanation from Selected Cement Samples by Using Nuclear Track Detector (Cr 39)", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 42, pp. 45-50, 2015
Online since:
Dec 2014
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