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Title: Radioactivity of phosphate ore, superphosphate, and phosphogypsum in Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt

Abstract

A measurement of the radioactivity content of phosphate ore material, phosphatic fertilizer (superphosphate), and by-product phosphogypsum in the Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt, has been carried out. According to the results of gamma-ray spectroscopy analysis, {sup 238}U was found in concentrations of 523, 473, and 134 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; {sup 226}Ra in concentrations of 514, 301, and 411 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; {sup 232}Th in concentrations of 37, 24, and 19 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; and {sup 40}K in concentrations of 19, 3, and 16 Bq kg{sup {minus}1} for the analyzed materials, respectively. The data are discussed and compared with those given in the literature for some other countries in light of permissible radiation dose rates. 11 refs., 3 tabs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Nuclear Materials Authority, Abu-Zaabal (Egypt)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
54481
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Health Physics; Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PHOSPHATE ROCKS; RADIOACTIVITY; URANIUM 238; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIUM 226; THORIUM 232; POTASSIUM 40

Citation Formats

Hussein, E.M. Radioactivity of phosphate ore, superphosphate, and phosphogypsum in Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1097/00004032-199409000-00010.
Hussein, E.M. Radioactivity of phosphate ore, superphosphate, and phosphogypsum in Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt. United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-199409000-00010.
Hussein, E.M. Thu . "Radioactivity of phosphate ore, superphosphate, and phosphogypsum in Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt". United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-199409000-00010.
@article{osti_54481,
title = {Radioactivity of phosphate ore, superphosphate, and phosphogypsum in Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt},
author = {Hussein, E.M.},
abstractNote = {A measurement of the radioactivity content of phosphate ore material, phosphatic fertilizer (superphosphate), and by-product phosphogypsum in the Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt, has been carried out. According to the results of gamma-ray spectroscopy analysis, {sup 238}U was found in concentrations of 523, 473, and 134 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; {sup 226}Ra in concentrations of 514, 301, and 411 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; {sup 232}Th in concentrations of 37, 24, and 19 Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; and {sup 40}K in concentrations of 19, 3, and 16 Bq kg{sup {minus}1} for the analyzed materials, respectively. The data are discussed and compared with those given in the literature for some other countries in light of permissible radiation dose rates. 11 refs., 3 tabs.},
doi = {10.1097/00004032-199409000-00010},
journal = {Health Physics},
number = 3,
volume = 67,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1994},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1994}
}