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Natural radioactivity in hot and mineral waters in Syria

Technical Report:

Abstract

A study of water chemistry and radioactivity of hot and mineral ground waters was conducted in Syria in order to determine the natural radioactivity levels as well as the mobility process of major radionuclides in the studied systems. The water samples were collected generally from carbonate and basaltic aquifer systems. The chemistry of groundwaters was a reflection of the rock type, while no relationship was found between the radionuclide activities and water temperatures. The increase of {sup 222} Rn concentration in hot and mineral waters was accompanied by a similar increase of the concentration of its patent radionuclides (U{sub t}ot and {sup 226} Ra). In parallel, the relative increase of {sup 222} Rn concentration was correlated significantly with the presence of the large faults systems prevailing in the studied areas (Palmyrides and Great African Faults Systems). In all the cases, the radionuclide activity levels were below the maximum contaminant levels given for drinking water and health effects. (author). 11 refs., 7 figs., 8 tabs.
Authors:
Othman, I; [1]  Abbass, M; Kattan, Z [2] 
  1. Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety
  2. Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Geology and Nuclear Ores
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AECS-PR-G/FRSR-85
Reference Number:
SCA: 540330; PA: AIX-26:008036; EDB-95:009927; SN: 95001301049
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1994
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; RADON; URANIUM; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; SYRIA; THERMAL SPRINGS; AQUIFERS; BASALT; CARBONATES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; 540330; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT
OSTI ID:
10104214
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety; Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Geology and Nuclear Ores
Country of Origin:
Syrian Arab Republic
Language:
Arabic
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95610920; TRN: SY9400317008036
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
64 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Othman, I, Abbass, M, and Kattan, Z. Natural radioactivity in hot and mineral waters in Syria. Syrian Arab Republic: N. p., 1994. Web.
Othman, I, Abbass, M, & Kattan, Z. Natural radioactivity in hot and mineral waters in Syria. Syrian Arab Republic.
Othman, I, Abbass, M, and Kattan, Z. 1994. "Natural radioactivity in hot and mineral waters in Syria." Syrian Arab Republic.
@misc{etde_10104214,
title = {Natural radioactivity in hot and mineral waters in Syria}
author = {Othman, I, Abbass, M, and Kattan, Z}
abstractNote = {A study of water chemistry and radioactivity of hot and mineral ground waters was conducted in Syria in order to determine the natural radioactivity levels as well as the mobility process of major radionuclides in the studied systems. The water samples were collected generally from carbonate and basaltic aquifer systems. The chemistry of groundwaters was a reflection of the rock type, while no relationship was found between the radionuclide activities and water temperatures. The increase of {sup 222} Rn concentration in hot and mineral waters was accompanied by a similar increase of the concentration of its patent radionuclides (U{sub t}ot and {sup 226} Ra). In parallel, the relative increase of {sup 222} Rn concentration was correlated significantly with the presence of the large faults systems prevailing in the studied areas (Palmyrides and Great African Faults Systems). In all the cases, the radionuclide activity levels were below the maximum contaminant levels given for drinking water and health effects. (author). 11 refs., 7 figs., 8 tabs.}
place = {Syrian Arab Republic}
year = {1994}
month = {Aug}
}