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Measurement of Radon Gas Concentration in Tap Water Samples in Wassit Governorate by Using Nuclear Track Detector (CR-39)

1Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

2Department of Physics, College of Education, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq


International Journal of Physics. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 5, 119-122
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-4-5-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Laith Ahmed Najam, Mahmood Salim Karim, Taghreed Khalid Hameed. Measurement of Radon Gas Concentration in Tap Water Samples in Wassit Governorate by Using Nuclear Track Detector (CR-39). International Journal of Physics. 2016; 4(5):119-122. doi: 10.12691/ijp-4-5-1.

Correspondence to: Laith  Ahmed Najam, Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq. Email: prof.lai2014@gmail.com

Abstract

In the present work, we have measured the radon gas concentration in environmental water sample of selected regions in Wassit governorate by using alpha-emitters registrations which are emitted from radon gas in (CR-39) nuclear track detector. The results of measurements indicate that the highest average radon gas concentrations in tap water samples were found in Nuamaniya region, which was equal to (0.820±0.04 Bq/L), while the lowest average radon gas concentration was found in Jassan region, which was equal to (0.325±0.02 Bq/L), with an average value of (0.563±0.12Bq/L). The highest value of annual effective dose (AED) in tap water samples was found in Nuamaniya region, which was equal to (0.08 μSv/y), while the lowest value of annual effective dose (AED) was found in Jassan region, which was equal to (0.03μSv /y), with an average value of (0.05±0.01 μSv/y), the tap water in Wassit governorate is safe as far as radon concentration is concerned.

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