External Gamma Dose Levels In The Soil Samples of HBRAs of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India

Physics

  • Reeba Maria Jose Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641046, India
  • S. Ben Byju Centre for Advanced Research in Physical Sciences, Research Department of Physics,
  • S. Anilkumar Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India
  • M P Chougaonkar Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India
Keywords: Ether, Inertial reference frame, Principle of relativity

Abstract

Knowledge on the distribution of these radionuclides in soil is of great importance for radiation protection and measurement. A systematic radiological survey has been carried out in the region of HBRAs in Kollam district of Kerala and Manavalakurichi in Tamilnadu in India to compare the natural gamma-radiation levels. 180 soil samples collected and were analyzed for 238U, 232Th and 40K by NaI(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometry. Heterogeneous distribution of radionuclides in the region may be attributed to the deposition phenomenon of soil in the region. The result of gamma dose rate measured at the sampling sites using survey meter showed an excellent correlation with dose rates computed from the natural radionuclides estimated from the soil samples. From these radioactivity levels, the radium equivalent activity and the external hazard index which resulted from the natural radionuclides in sediments are also tabulated for the analyzed samples and compared with internationally recommended values.

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Published
2015-06-30
How to Cite
Maria Jose, R., Byju, S. B., Anilkumar, S., & Chougaonkar, M. P. (2015). External Gamma Dose Levels In The Soil Samples of HBRAs of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Fundamental Physical Sciences (IJFPS), 5(2), 54-57. https://doi.org/10.14331/ijfps.2015.330086
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