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Title: Review of {sup 222}Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources

Abstract

A review of the literature on trace radioactivity in natural gas and natural gas products has been performed and the consequent radioactivity concentrations and dose rates due to natural radioactive elements in natural gas produced from Devonian shale wells, western tight gas sands, geo-pressurized aquifiers and coal beds have been studied. Preliminary data on {sup 222}Rn concentrations from these energy sources fall within the range observed for more conventional sources. Gas produced from reservoirs with higher than average natural /sup 238/U higher than average levels of {sup 222}Rn. Massive fracturing techniques do not appear to raise the relative concentration of radon in natural gas.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, New York (USA). Environmental Measurements Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6732903
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6732903
Report Number(s):
DOE/EML-385
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; NATURAL GAS; RADON 222; RADIATION HAZARDS; BLACK SHALES; COAL SEAMS; DOSE RATES; GEOPRESSURED SYSTEMS; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHATTANOOGA FORMATION; COAL DEPOSITS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; LIQUIDS; MATERIALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS; NUCLEI; OIL SHALES; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOISOTOPES; RADON ISOTOPES; RESOURCES Geothermal Legacy 033000* -- Natural Gas-- Properties & Composition; 560151 -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man

Citation Formats

Gogolak, C.V. Review of {sup 222}Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6732903.
Gogolak, C.V. Review of {sup 222}Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources. United States. doi:10.2172/6732903.
Gogolak, C.V. Sat . "Review of {sup 222}Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources". United States. doi:10.2172/6732903. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6732903.
@article{osti_6732903,
title = {Review of {sup 222}Rn in natural gas produced from unconventional sources},
author = {Gogolak, C.V.},
abstractNote = {A review of the literature on trace radioactivity in natural gas and natural gas products has been performed and the consequent radioactivity concentrations and dose rates due to natural radioactive elements in natural gas produced from Devonian shale wells, western tight gas sands, geo-pressurized aquifiers and coal beds have been studied. Preliminary data on {sup 222}Rn concentrations from these energy sources fall within the range observed for more conventional sources. Gas produced from reservoirs with higher than average natural /sup 238/U higher than average levels of {sup 222}Rn. Massive fracturing techniques do not appear to raise the relative concentration of radon in natural gas.},
doi = {10.2172/6732903},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {11}
}