Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
The drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) in L’Ampolla collects water from the River Ebro. The sludge generated during the water treatment processes applied accumulates some of the radionuclides present in the ingoing water. Gamma spectrometry measurements of the sludge were carried out monthly for a period of 17 years (2002–2018) to evaluate possi...
Research done on a set of simple fluidic (with the fluid used as the ionized medium being air under atmospheric pressure) alphavoltaic cells – small ionizing reactors or “nuclear batteries”, designed in the Faculty of Power and Aerospace Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland – has shown the possibility of accumulation of usable amo...
EPJ Web of Conferences
This work proposes a solution to identify the number of sources of radiation, as well as their respective intensities and locations based on data acquired by Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and affordable radiological sensors, such as Geiger-M¨uller counters (GMC). An optimization algorithm is required to minimize the estimation error in ...
Environmental science; Environmental radioactivity; Water pollution; Bioaccumulation; Aquatic biology; Quality of life; Svalbard; Arctic; Cesium; Radioactivity; Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Journal of the Korean Physical Society
In this study, the spectrum due to radioactivity contained sand samples from famous beaches on the east coast of Gangwon-do was measured. The sand samples were seven famous beaches in Gangwon-do and were placed into a high-purity germanium detector (HPGe) using with an electric field, which is a semiconductor detector and subjected to a precision a...
In this study, a well calibrated Super-Spec (RS-125) gamma spectrometer was used to measure the activity concentrations of 40K, 238U, 232Th and gamma doses rate at 1 m above the ground level over a granite mining field in Asa, Kwara State, North-central Nigeria. Measurements were carried out in 50 randomly selected sample points. The overall mean a...
Arabian Journal of Geosciences
The young granites of El Maghrabiya area located at the Central Eastern Desert, the southwestern part, are intensively altered along faults, fractures, and shear zones. Microscopically, the studied granites are classified as syenogranite and the altered portion exhibits features of ferrugination and episyenitization. This granite belongs to the hig...
Data in Brief
Ras Abda Area is located in the north part of the Eastern desert, and is characterized by a rugged topography and high relief. The main exposed rock units in the area comprise older granites, younger gabbros and granites as well as several types of post granite dykes (rhyolite, basic and microgranite dykes). Radiometric measurements indicated that ...
This study aims to estimate geothermal potential, radioactivity levels, and environmental pollution of six most popular spas in Central Serbia (Ovčar, Gornja Trepča, Vrnjačka, Mataruška, Bogutovačka and Sokobanja), as well as to evaluate potential exposure and health risks for living and visiting population. Thermal possibilities of the studied spa...
SN Applied Sciences
Nowadays, the radioactive wastes production is certainly one of the main issues along with their storage. The most interesting way to treat them would certainly be the radioactivity reduction. In this paper we show that the 63Ni radioactivity reduction by ultrasounds is not a violation of the exponential decay law but can be explained by the Deform...