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Title: Radon Emanation from NORM-Contaminated Pipe Scale, Soil, and Sediment at Petroleum Industry Sites

Abstract

This report describes a study of radon (Rn) emanation from pipe scale and soil samples contaminated with naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). Samples were collected at petroleum production sites in Oklahoma, Michigan, Kentucky, and Illinois. For comparison, data are also presented from preliminary studies conducted at sites in Texas and Wyoming. All samples collected were analyzed for their Rn emanation fraction, defined as the fraction of 222Rn produced that enters the interconnected pore space within a medium contaminated with 226Ra before the 222Rn undergoes radioactive decay. This measure represents one of the important parameters that determine the overall Rn activity flux from any solid medium. The goal of this project was to determine whether Rn emanation from pipe scale and soil is similar to emanation from uranium mill tailings.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12524
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13223-2
TRN: US0102546
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Oct 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADON; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; DEPOSITS; SAMPLING; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; MILL TAILINGS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS

Citation Formats

Rood, A.S., and White, G.J. Radon Emanation from NORM-Contaminated Pipe Scale, Soil, and Sediment at Petroleum Industry Sites. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12524.
Rood, A.S., & White, G.J. Radon Emanation from NORM-Contaminated Pipe Scale, Soil, and Sediment at Petroleum Industry Sites. United States. doi:10.2172/12524.
Rood, A.S., and White, G.J. Thu . "Radon Emanation from NORM-Contaminated Pipe Scale, Soil, and Sediment at Petroleum Industry Sites". United States. doi:10.2172/12524. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12524.
@article{osti_12524,
title = {Radon Emanation from NORM-Contaminated Pipe Scale, Soil, and Sediment at Petroleum Industry Sites},
author = {Rood, A.S. and White, G.J.},
abstractNote = {This report describes a study of radon (Rn) emanation from pipe scale and soil samples contaminated with naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). Samples were collected at petroleum production sites in Oklahoma, Michigan, Kentucky, and Illinois. For comparison, data are also presented from preliminary studies conducted at sites in Texas and Wyoming. All samples collected were analyzed for their Rn emanation fraction, defined as the fraction of 222Rn produced that enters the interconnected pore space within a medium contaminated with 226Ra before the 222Rn undergoes radioactive decay. This measure represents one of the important parameters that determine the overall Rn activity flux from any solid medium. The goal of this project was to determine whether Rn emanation from pipe scale and soil is similar to emanation from uranium mill tailings.},
doi = {10.2172/12524},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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