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Research Paper | Physics Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019
Measurement of Gross Alpha Contamination in Soil Sample by Using Solid State Nuclear Track Detector (SSNTD) Technique
Abstract: The measurements of gross alpha contamination (or radiation) in soil samples collected from various locations in the environment of shahjahanpur District was carried out by using LR-115 type II solid state nuclear track plastic detector. Observed result shows that the overall average value of gross alpha contamination was found varies from 20.10Bq/m3 to 36.90Bq/m3 with an average value of 29.06Bq/m3and standard deviation is 8.53 Bq/m3. The value of gross alpha contamination was found maximum (34.32Bq/cm3) at location P and minimum (21Bq/m3) at location R. The present study indicates that the nature of soil in the study area has a very low level radiation. Measured values of gross alpha contamination in soil samples collected from different locations in the study area were found below the world action level (137Bq/m3). Thus the study area is safe from radiation protection and as far as the health hazard effect point of view.
Keywords: Soil sample, LR-115 type II plastic detector, gross alpha contamination, Radon
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,
Pages: 1468 - 1471