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Title: Radon exhalation rates from some soil samples of Kharar, Punjab

Radon and its progeny are major contributors in the radiation dose received by general population of the world. Because radon is a noble gas, a large portion of it is free to migrate away from radium. The primary sources of radon in the houses are soils and rocks source emanations, emanation from building materials, and entry of radon into a structure from outdoor air. Keeping this in mind the study of radon exhalation rate from some soil samples of the Kharar, Punjab has been carried out using Can Technique. The equilibrium radon concentration in various soil samples of Kharar area of district Mohali varied from 12.7 Bqm{sup −3} to 82.9 Bqm{sup −3} with an average of 37.5 ± 27.0 Bqm{sup −3}. The radon mass exhalation rates from the soil samples varied from 0.45 to 2.9 mBq/kg/h with an average of 1.4 ± 0.9 mBq/kg/h and radon surface exhalation rates varied from 10.4 to 67.2 mBq/m{sup 2}/h with an average of 30.6 ± 21.8 mBq/m{sup 2}/h. The radon mass and surface exhalation rates of the soil samples of Kharar, Punjab were lower than that of the world wide average.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Deptt of Physics, M. M. University, Mullana (Ambala)-133 207 (India)
  2. (India)
  3. Deptt of Physics, S.A. Jain (P.G.) College, Ambala City- 134 003 (India)
  4. Deptt of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra- 136 119 (India)
  5. Deptt of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala- 147 001 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488889
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1675; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMRP-2015: 4. national conference on advanced materials and radiation physics, Longowal (India), 13-14 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ABUNDANCE; AIR; BUILDING MATERIALS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; EQUILIBRIUM; EXHALATION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; HOUSES; MASS; PROGENY; RADIATION DOSES; RADIUM; RADON; ROCKS; SOILS; SURFACES