International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 4 2014- January 2014    Pages: 558-566  <<Previous    Next>>

Distribution of 226Ra and 222Rn in bore well and lake water of Mysore Taluk, Karnataka State, India

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Rajesh. B.M1, Chandrashekara. M.S1*, Nagaraja. P2, Chandrashekara. A3, Paramesh. L1

1- Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570006, Karnataka State, India.
2- Department of Studies in Chemistry, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore -570006, Karnataka State, India.

3- BARC, Yelawala, Mysore - 571130, Karnataka State, India.


The dose due to Ra-226 and Rn-222 concentration to the population of Mysore taluk through drinking water pathway was assessed using radon emanometry method. Radium-226 activity concentration varies from BDL to 73 mBql-1 with a median of 17.9 mBql-1 and Radon-222 concentration varies from 0.5 to 643.9 Bql-1 with a median of 23.8 Bql-1. Committed effective dose due to radium and radon concentration through drinking water path was found to vary from 15.6 to be 57.1 μSvy-1 with a geometric mean of 31.3 μSvy-1.

Keywords: Ra-226, Rn-222, Effective dose, Emanometry, Mysore.


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