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Determination of radon concentrations of the Dikili geothermal area in western Turkey.

Authors
  • Yarar, Y
  • Günaydi, T
  • Celebi, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiation protection dosimetry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
118
Issue
1
Pages
78–81
Identifiers
PMID: 16046557
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

For this study, a geothermal area around Izmir-Dikili, located in the western part of Turkey, was chosen as a measuring site and the radon concentrations of environmental samples were determined. Indoor radon monitoring was performed for 3 months in dwellings located in different part of the region using passive CR-39 nuclear track detectors. The radon concentrations of water samples drawn from wells, municipal supplies, village fountains and spas in the area were measured using a liquid scintillation detector (Packard Tri-Carb 2770 TR/SL, A-277001). Soil samples collected from each location were analysed and (226)Ra concentrations were determined using a gamma ray spectrometer connected to an HPGe detector. Annual effective doses from radon inhalation and ingestion were calculated.

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