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International Journal of Low Radiation (4 papers in press)
Natural radionuclides in water and sediments of the Sao Francisco River in Petrolina, Brazil by Cleomacio Miguel Silva, Crescencio Filho Abstract: This study seeks to determine the concentrations of 238U, 232Th, and 40K in water and sediments of the S Keywords: tenorm; radioactive isotopes; uranium; thorium; toxicity; risk.
Natural radioactivity measurements in drinking water and ingestion dose assessment: the case of the uranium-bearing region of Poli, Cameroon by Tchuente Siaka Yvette Flore, Younui Yakum-Ntaw Susan, Djepang Serge Alain, Saidou Abstract: This study aimed at measuring radioactivity in drinking water and to assess corresponding ingestion dose to the public and the uranium toxicity. Twenty samples were collected in the uranium-bearing region of Poli, Cameroon. Alpha- and gamma-spectrometry were used for radioactivity measurements. Activity concentrations for each radionuclide range from 0.7 Keywords: uranium; radium; polonium; alpha-spectrometry; gamma-spectrometry; ingestion dose; toxicity.
Preliminary study of the effect of environmental parameter variations on indoor radon concentrations in Mediterranean climate by Mounir Ait-Ziane, Malika Allab, Zohra Lounis-Mokrani Abstract: For the radon map elaboration, radon measurements are generally performed in different seasons. Correction factors must be applied in order to represent comparable concentrations. The effects of environmental parameters have been investigated for the determination of these seasonal correction factors. Radon concentration measurements have been performed in several locations in Algiers over more than 17 seasonal periods. The average concentrations showed that the daily maximum appears in the early morning and the daily minimum in the late afternoon. Furthermore, the indoor radon concentration negatively correlates with both the indoor temperature and the relative humidity, with correlation coefficients equal respectively to -0.22 and -0.31. The annual pattern features a maximum around December and a minimum around June. Keywords: radon; Mediterranean climate; seasonal radon variation.
Measurement of natural radioactivity in Kufa River, Iraq by Hayder Hussain Abstract: The level of natural radioactivity for 226Ra, 228Ra and 40K are measured for 28 water samples taken from Kufa River in the Governorate of Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf in Iraq. Measurements were performed using a HPGe gamma-ray spectrometer system. The activity concentration in (mBq/l) varied from 17.70 Keywords: natural radioactivity; HPGe gamma spectrometry; annual effective dose; Kufa River.