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Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil

IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
ICAET 2015 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2015
Navpreet Kaur
Amrit Singh
Manpreet Kaur
A S Dhaliwal

Navpreet Kaur, Amrit Singh, Manpreet Kaur and A S Dhaliwal. Article: Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil. IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology ICAET 2015(7):19-21, August 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Navpreet Kaur and Amrit Singh and Manpreet Kaur and A S Dhaliwal},
	title = {Article: Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {ICAET 2015},
	number = {7},
	pages = {19-21},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


Radon and their decay products are the main contributors of total inhalation dose in the living environment. Concentration of radon soil gas is about thousand times higher as compared to environment. Thus, it is necessary to measure radon soil gas. Soil gas 222Rn (radon) concentrations were measured at 5 locations in Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal, by using RAD7 (Durridge Company Inc. , USA). Measurements were carried out at sampling depths of 30, 40 and 50 cm. The average concentrations for 30 and 40 cm varied from 298 Bqm-3 to 528 Bqm-3 and 1390 Bqm-3 to 3327 Bqm-3 for 222Rn respectively. At 50 cm 222Rn average concentrations ranged from 9685 Bqm-3 to 52958 Bqm-3. At the location point 5 has the maximum Radon concentration for all the three depths compared with other locations. The high radon soil gas in any area leads to the chance of having lung cancer.


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